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A facebook comment may affect you and your employer


Are you crazy of facebooking or vocal about commenting on issues, posts be very careful as it may affect your employment and your employer.

I am not an advocate on how to counter these charges but the matter of fact is that it will damage your and your employer reputation whom you are serving.

Below story is an extract from Times Of India

A Chennai court has issued an arrest warrant against a 27-year-old city-based software engineer, now working in New York, for defaming the modesty of women in the public domain. 

The software engineer, Kolathur resident K Balaji who works for TCS, had commented on a March 15 Facebook post by Bengaluru-based software professional Aditya Raman. Raman's post, using a reworked photo of a Tamil movie scene starring comedian Vadivelu, had described women as being a burden for men and Balaji Kumar had justified this, a complaint by lawyer K M Nalini Sree, 59, said. 

After a lot of trouble, she said, she had traced the software engineers. "Balaji Kumar called me on my mobile phone and teased me for writing to the TCS management for the post on Facebook," she said. 

She lodged a formal complaint with the Chennai police commissioner on March 27 but no action was initiated, she said. "Even cyber-crime officials ignored my complaint saying it was an ordinary issue. After I lodged the complaint, the post and comments were removed from Facebook," said Nalini Sree

The Chennai police refused to register a case citing a Supreme Court direction in this connection, she alleged. 

Finally, Nalini Sree filed a case in the XI Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Saidapet. As per the complaint filed under CrPC Sections 191 (1) (a) and 200, the court took cognizance and the two techies were slapped with charges under sections of the IT Act and dIPC. When the case came up for hearing, a lawyer appeared for the first accused, Aditya Raman, and was instructed to appear before the court during the hearing posted on July 10. The magistrate also issued a non-bailable warrant against Balaji Kumar and issued summons to the TCS head office in Gopalapuram as Balaji Kumar is overseas. 

Nalini Sree, who is also a women's activist, said, "I was shocked to see the portrayal of women in the post. How can they depict women as being a burden in their life?" Advocate and social activist T K R Sudha agreed saying the post was totally against women as a whole. "Who are these people to say women are a burden to parents and in-laws?"

http://m.timesofindia.com/city/chennai/Chennai-Court-issues-techie-notice-for-Facebook-comment/articleshow/47996528.cms

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