The Ministry of Home Affairs has written to the Central Paramilitary Forces CRPF, ITBP, BSF, CISF, and NSG asking them to ban Facebook from their personnel use. Along with this, ex-servicemen have also been asked to stop using Facebook. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that on July 9 they received an email message from Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy stating an immediate ban on using foreign apps for paramilitary forces. Letters have been sent to all central paramilitary forces on the same basis.
In a message sent to the paramilitary forces, it is advised to send the information about the steps taken in this regard to the Ministry of Home Affairs by a hard and soft copy by July 15. In the same order, another message said that this ban should be implemented for all ex-servicemen due to their contact with all the employees and armed forces in the CRPF, ITBP. It is written in the mail that India should also have its own apps like Facebook and Instagram, which cannot be used by foreigners.
On the other hand, Lt Col PK Chaudhary, who was posted in Jammu and Kashmir, challenged the policy of banning the use of 87 social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram by members of the Indian Army. The court said that if he loves Facebook so much, then he should resign from the army. The bench said that when the matter is related to national security, then there is no reason to consider such a petition.