New Delhi: A closed door conflict and frustration from a marital discord has taken a new turn as angry and unhappy wives are taking cyberspace assistance to deal with the tiff.
According to report published in Mailtoday, the daughter-in-law uploaded a post of mother-in-law on barter website Faida.com that said:
“Mother in-law in early sixties, a voice so sweet, it can kill the entire neighbourhood. An excellent food critic, no food you make will ever be good enough. She is a great adviser too, there’s always something you can do better!”
The post was uploaded under the tagline – Mother in-law in Good condition – and was in exchange for a book on mind peace. However, the post was removed within 10 minutes of being uploaded.
This is not the first case that has come to light. Last year a husband’s photo was uploaded on Quikr.com for sale under pets and pet care tab.
Vipul Paliwal, Co Founder and Spokesperson, Faida.com, said, “We do come across nasty posts but they are removed immediately once it comes under our scanner. However, this is the first time when we experienced a post like this. As we are a small start-up at present, all the posts uploaded on the site are manually screened. We are working on a system where the posts will be screened before they are made public. Once the posts came under our scanner, it was immediately removed.”
At different times, the angry wives allegedly morphing husband or in- laws pictures and posting those images on the social networking site for publicly insulted them.
According to legal experts, highlighting of marital discord in public sometimes amount to cruelty and has become an important base for divorce and breach of privacy.
“If the photo is morphed without the permission of the person involved, Section 66C of the IT Act, 2000, would apply under which an imprisonment of up to three years and a fine of up to one lakh can be imposed. If the picture has nudity, then Section 67 of The IT Act, 2000, would apply which can result in an imprisonment of up to three years and a fine of five lakhs, if found guilty. Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code can also be imposed for defamation. Once such post comes under the scanner of these e-commerce sites, the onus is on them to remove such posts within 36 hours after which a criminal action can also be taken against them,” said Prashant Mali, advocate and Cyber Law expert.