Despite Police Warning, YouTuber Streams Medico kidnap Case Details
Despite Telangana Police’s warning to news outlets and youtube channels not to air Adibatla’s sensational kidnap episode and thereafter details of Vaishali Reddy as the case is subjudice, few YouTubers are putting the warning to deaf ears.
Everyone’s lives have changed as a result of the common man’s access to the internet.
Human interaction has never been simpler thanks to the internet’s platform.
However, the inconvenience brought on by the misuse of communication tools has, however, increased proportionally with the convenience of communication.
Eliminating restrictions on free speech has given people the freedom to post unnecessary and false statements about people and organizations, primarily on social networking sites, harming their reputation and goodwill.
Although these actions are sometimes referred to as “trolls,” they actually constitute cyberdefamation.
It is to be noted that yesterday the Hyderabad Police asked news agencies to refrain from such objectionable videos related to the recent Medico Kidnap Case because they are evidence in criminal cases and may put victims in mental anguish and may create psychological problems.
They claimed that doing so constitutes voyeurism and is punishable by law.
For the same reason, two individuals, including the brother of Naveen Reddy, the main suspect in the woman medico kidnapping case, were detained by the Adibatla police on Friday on suspicion of defaming the victim’s family by disseminating a selfie video of Naveen.
The video in which the primary suspect made accusations against the dental student and her family was gathered by the detained individuals Nandeep Reddy and Vamshi Bharath Reddy, who forwarded it to various vernacular news channels and web news channels, where it was later aired on Thursday.
The victim filed a police report alleging that Naveen Reddy, Vamshi Bharath Reddy, and news outlets’ actions caused her and her family members mental suffering.
The Adibatla police registered a case and detained them based on the complaint.
However, the following YouTuber continues to put his views about the subject. The youtube link is here.
Apparently, the YouTuber Anil Kumar Yadav Deshmukh is learning to support Naveen Reddy for some reason in his video. This is observed in his earlier videos which he was uploading from last week.
In his latest YouTube video, which was uploaded 10 hours before, when this article was written on Dec 16, 2022, he is seen discussing the intimacy and friendship shared between the unfortunate couple.
The video which was published 10 hours ago has already gathered 38,000 views where he expresses his opinion supporting Naveen and advises him to move on.
As per the law, this amounts to Cyber Defamation
Defamation has been defined under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read, or by signs or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm, the reputation of such person is said to defame that person.
Defamation falls into two categories:
Libel – A defamatory statement published in written form.
Slander – A defamatory statement made in a verbal form (spoken).
However, a mere defamatory statement does not amount to defamation.
The publication of such a statement is a prerequisite to establishing defamation, in which case this YouTuber has one.
For full details read – Defamation on Social Media- What can you do about it?
Earlier on 12th July 2021, Vikram Sahay, Joint Secretary, Ministry of I&B, issued the new digital media ethics code aiming to address the complaints of the average person.
The goal of the “Digital Media Ethics Code” is to prevent the dissemination of material that is offensive to women or harmful to children.
The existence of a regulatory body can limit and halt the dissemination of false information while also holding publishers accountable.
It is essentially a citizen-centric law, according to Joint Secretary Shri Vikram Sahay of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.