The truant unidentified user of facebook who created a facebook page “I Hate Ambedkar” which caused around 400 people in Mumbai to come on the streets shouting Slogans is yet to be arrested. When the news of the hate community spread in Mumbai, a mob as big as 400 people came together in Khar and Bandra and created a ruckus. It was so bad that the authorities had to intervene.
The people were demanding the community to be blocked from Facebook and the unidentified person to be arrested. Five rioters were arrested by the police for destroying vehicles and for throwing stones. The police are surprised and have no clue as to who could have mobilized such a large group of people to a particular place.
The police are certain that no local people are involved. Reports are coming about the fact that all disturbances started when a local newspaper Lokmanya reported that a Punjabi boy has started a hate community against Ambedkar in Facebook. When asked questions Amitabh Gupta, Additional Commissioner of Police (West) said, “No local leader is involved, but we are finding out who gathered so many people for the protest. We called in additional force and restrained the protesters by 3.30 am.”
Talking about the issue K.M.M. Prasanna, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone IX, said that arrest warrant has been issued against the unidentified person and the police also approached the court in order to direct an order against the Facebook page. Giving feedbacks Mr Prassanna said, “The court said that the contents of the webpage were grossly offensive and may cause a law and order situation. It directed the authorities to take immediate steps with the Chief Technical Officer of Facebook, U.S., for blocking or deleting the page.” The person who is the accused is yet to be arrested by the police.
The recent Facebook controversy prior to Ambedkar hate community was the Vaseline controversy where the users could clear their facebook profile picture by removing the dark spots. This was done to promote Vaseline men product but the plan backfired.