FIR lodged against Facebook, journalist

Lucknow: A social activist has filed an FIR against social networking site Facebook and a journalist based in Jalandhar for allegedly asking people to burn the Bhagwad Gita.

"The FIR has been registered at Gomti Nagar Police Station on a complaint lodged by Nutan Thakur under various sections of the IPC yesterday," Circle officer Alok Singh told PTI. In her FIR, Nutan alleged the journalist, who calls himself the Editor-in-Chief of a Punjabi daily newspaper, had asked people to burn the Bhagwad Gita on Facebook. The journalist claimed the scripture made derogatory references to women, she said in the FIR.