You probably remember that just days after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, the Indian military followed up and ordered army personnel to remove 89 apps from their smartphones. These apps include apps like Facebook and Tinder, as well as games like PUBG Mobile.
It turns out that an Indian Army officer defied orders. According to him, deleting his Facebook account will result in the permanent loss of his data, including his contacts on the social media platform. However, a bank of judges Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Asha Menon openly dismissed their statement. “No. I am not sorry. Please delete it. You can always create a new one. It cannot work like this. You are part of an organization. You have to fulfill its mandate,” said the bank.
Furthermore, the bank added that if you did not agree to delete your Facebook account, you can completely give up the forces. “If you are so loved by FB, then put your papers. Look, you have to make a choice, what do you want to do. You have other options that are also irreversible, “he said.
The court set the next hearing date for July 21. The challenge against the mandate of the Indian army is that the organization cannot make such a decision. The officer and his lawyer affirm that said mandate goes against the fundamental rights of the soldiers, including their freedom of expression and expression.