50 days in the slammer if you’re unlucky!
Lakshmana Kailash K. who is described as a 26 year old techie was arrested and held for 50 days. Apparently he was fingered by google and his ISP for posting unflattering pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who is apperently a revered figure in India on orkut (google’s social networking site). Google coughed up the IP address, and the ISP traced it back to his account. Unfortunately they got it wrong somewhere, and he was released 50 days later when the caught the real culprits.
The UK apparently still has a way to go to erode freedom of speech to level in India – but I think the politicians are taking leads from various places. 😉