Sunday, December 25, 2011

Stale News: Delhi Courts Issue Notices to Social Networking Sites

A few days ago, a Delhi Court issued an ex parte order directing 22 social networking sites to remove derogatory content which might hurt religious sentiments.  The order was issued in a petition lodged by Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi. The websites were asked to respond to the petition by yesterday i.e. December 24, 2011.

In another private complaint, another Delhi Court has issued notice to Facebook, Orkut, Google and Youtube for publicly exhibiting obscene lascivious comment.

One wonders if it’s sheer coincidence that these complaints were filed in the immediate aftermath of Kapil Sibal’s call for censorship of the internet. After all, in this country, it isn’t that difficult to plant complainants...

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