Poll: Should the websites promoting Santa Banta jokes be banned?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 30, 2015 23:08 IST

Supreme Court is all set to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to ban websites making fun of “Sardars” and projecting them in a poor light.

Advocate Harvinder Chowdhary in a PIL has mentioned about more than 5,000 such websites which display jokes on “Sardars”.

“A writ of mandamus be issued to the respondent to ban 5,000 websites which spread jokes on Sardars/Sikhs, projecting them as unintelligent, stupid, idiot, foolish, naive, inept and not well versed with English... on the ground that it violates fundamental right to life and to live with dignity guaranteed under article 21 of the Constitution,” the plea read.

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