The IPS officer of UP Cadre, Amitabh Thakur, who was upset after coming across such a negative and offensive remarks against the father of the nation, contacted the user to delete the comments and the anti-Gandhi group from the social site. But the user refused to do so.
Later, Thakur, even contacted the Facebook headquarters in California. "I sent a mail to Facebook, which they responded to, but their reply was not satisfactory," Thakur said.
Thakur added that the comments and abuses were too hard to digest and are proactive with the intent to cause riot.
A FIR has been lodged under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, (including public nuisance) section 290, (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) section 504, (criminal intimidation section) 506 and (using information technology for these purposes) section 66A of the IT Act.
The people who hosted the online anti-Gandhi group in the site are also included in the FIR and go by the names of Rahul Devgan, Gaurab Banerjee, Rohan Shinde, Shikshit Kumar, Gadadhar Ghoshal, Deven Tandan and Vignesh NV.
While searching through the social networking website to verify the authenticity about the existence of the said anti-Gandhian community, what followed was a mixed feeling of shock and disgust. There are not one but a minimum of at least three such three communities that are active and calling together all those who hate the man who gave India independence.
For all those, who nurse a grudge against the Father of the Nation, there could have been better ways to show the dissent. But to do what they have done on a platform as universal as Facebook shows the utter lack of disrespect for a man who was instrumental in giving them the unabashed freedom which they are now using to form hate communities.