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Prasad had called Tharoor an accused in a murder case while commenting on a religious issue.
"We insist rather on location and identification of the sender of WhatsApp messages," said IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The minister said that the Indian market represented a large footfall for social media companies like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Prasad held a meeting with IT secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey to review status of Aadhaar use in light of the judgement.
When asked whether people will have the right to delete their Aadhaar data lying with the companies, the minister said they will examine the implication of the judgment and take action thereafter.
He also ruled out a joint parliamentary committee probe saying it cannot be done to satisfy the ego of an "ill-informed leader".
Probe into Rafale deal can't be set up to satisfy ego of an 'ill-informed' Congress leader: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Congress has also been demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the matter.
The comments assume significance as the CBI has written to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in connection with the illegal personal data harvesting of Indians.
The Bharatiya Janata Party also claimed that the shutdown was "unsuccessful" because people understand the reasons why petrol and diesel prices were going up.
Of late, the IT Ministry has taken a strong stance on data privacy and its reported misuse in the electoral process of the country, among others.
Ravi Shankar Prasad also met business leaders of Indian technology companies that are operating in the US market and making investments as well as generating jobs locally.
As per the Memorandum of Procedure, appointment to the office of the Chief Justice of India should be of the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court considered fit to hold the office.
Whatsapp CEO Daniels' meeting with the IT Minister came against the backdrop of several incidents of mob lynching being linked to the circulation of fake messages
Ravi Shankar Prasad weaving lies, PM must answer questions on Rafale: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala
The opposition party's reaction came after Prasad ridiculed Rahul Gandhi for challenging Modi for a debate, saying he is not worthy to have a debate with the PM.