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Kerala High Court flags concern over cyberbullying after plea filed flagging online attacks on LGBTQIA+ persons

The High Court was considering a plea filed by two members of the LGBTQIA+ community and a non-profit organisation (petitioners).

The petitioners were aggrieved by the allegedly derogatory remarks and cyber lynching carried out against the LGBTQIA+ community by a registered society called the Youth Enrichment Society.

In response, the Court raised concerns about how easily reputations could be damaged online and emphasised that the concerned authorities must take necessary action to curb such attacks.

“Cyber space is no longer a myth, it is a reality. It is one where the reputations of persons are easily attacked and deracinated and the perpetrators believe that they can do so being without any accountability. This has to necessarily change because, in a civilized world, the Authorities are to acknowledge the issues involved and to take necessary repertory action. After all, otherwise, it is possible that certain sections would certainly be subjected to great prejudice,” the Court’s order stated.

Source: Barandbench

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