Thursday, 9 May 2013

PIL planned on 'Confession Page' - Source LT


Taking a serious note of the defamation caused by 'Confession Page' on social websites, Commissioner of Police Sanjay Kumar suggested the cyber crime department to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the court to ban it. The authorities of colleges from the city are going to take an initiative against 'Confession Page'.
'Confession Page' is the page on social websites where the students can confess to their mistakes or indecent behavior as the repentance of their act. But in reality, such pages were created in the name of several colleges and their teachers, to defame them. The obscene and indecent matters and even videos were uploaded. Dr Abhijeet Wadekar, the principal of PES College, has lodged two police complaints against such pages.
Beyond limits of IT Engineers
Some colleges and even police tried to take help of IT professionals but since this page is directly connected to Google, they could not trace the users and creators of such pages. Finally, the CP suggested Gautam Patare, official from Cyber Crime Cell, to file a plea.
"The crime through social sites is increasing rapidly. An attempt was made to hack my Facebook account. We have received complaint from PES and considering the seriousness of the issue, I have directed cyber official to file a plea. Further action can be taken after court orders," said the CP. 
He added that the trend of 'Confession Page' is very dangerous and parents play major role in keeping their children away from such activities. The easy access of internet through mobiles, ipads, tabs and laptops has made it difficult to keep children away from it.
"We are planning for special workshop on cyber law for students so that they could know the seriousness of such criminal activities. Experts from this section will guide students in the workshop," said Prof Varsha Jadhav from PES.
"According to the abuse policy of Facebook, the page which gets much dislikes is immediately closed but the things are not happening with confession pages because they are getting more likes," said Prof Nageshwar Jadhav.
"Such pages are not the act of a person but are the results of activities of various users which is polluting the atmosphere in colleges. Students themselves should be alert about it," said Prof Prashant Pandit.

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