Centre also revealed that it has written a letter to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg upon the issue and is awaiting for a reply. They also said it is unessential to maintain this current situation with respect to enactment of the policy.
The platform said there was no particular time limit after which it would start to delete accounts as each user would be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
The bench has issued a notice to the Centre, Facebook & WhatsApp, and sought their stand on one of the pleas by a lawyer, who has claimed that the new policy “violates users right to privacy under Indian Constitution”.
On June 3, the case was scheduled for further hearing.