7 people arrested for posts against politicians on Facebook
A Facebook post can land you in jail, if your target a rich and powerful politician. This week, at least seven people have been arrested for posting objectionable things against newly-elected Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.On Thursday, a 22-year-old man, Rahat Khan, was arrested by the Greater Noida police for a status update, while on March 21, a few hours after Adityanath was sworn in, at least four people were arrested from different parts of Uttar Pradesh for Facebook posts against him. Earlier, an FIRs was lodged against a Bengaluru woman for a Facebook post allegedly portraying Adityanath in poor light.This is not the first time that social media posts against politicians have landed people in a soup. Here are seven incidents where citizens were arrested for sharing posts against politicians:Class XI student, Rampur, March 2015; A teenage student of Class 11 was arrested and sent to jail for allegedly posting on Facebook objectionable comments attributed to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan. The youth was later released on bail and the SC sought explanation from UP Police on the circumstances leading to the arrest.