Gujarat High Court quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post

In a major relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs registered against her in August 2014 for uploading objectionable images of Hindu deities on Twitter. The relief came from the single-judge bench of Justice AS Supehia.

While the first FIR was registered in Ahmedabad’s Ghatlodia police station by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist Raju Patel, the second FIR was registered by another VHP leader Kirit Mistry at C Division police station in Bhavnagar.…

Arguments in the case were concluded on July 24 and the court, on Tuesday, eventually ruled in the social activist’s favour by quashing and setting aside the FIRs registered against her on the issue.