Delete Facebook Account Or Quit Army: Delhi High Court To Army Officer

An Indian Army officer Lieutenant Colonel P K Choudhary had filed a petition against the banning of 89 apps in the army and seeking permission for use of Facebook. The Delhi High Court clearly said that when it is about the security of the country, then there can be no best practice. 

The High Court refused to grant interim relief to this senior army officer, saying that either follow the order of the Army or resign. Lieutenant Colonel PK Chaudhary recently challenged the ban on the use of social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram for armed forces personnel. The High Court said that they had a choice.

Lieutenant colonel had argued in the court against the army’s order that when the accounts are closed all the data, contacts and friends in his Facebook account will be lost and the loss would be “irreversible”. 

“No. No. Sorry. You please delete it. You can always create a new one. It cannot work like this. You are part of an organisation. You have to abide by its mandate,” the High Court bench said.

The Court further said, “If you are so dear to FB, then put in your papers. See you have to make a choice, what do you want to do. You have other choices which are also irreversible.”

Also Read: Indian Army Orders Its Personnel To Delete Their Accounts From 89 Apps Including Facebook, Instagram

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