Remove derogatory content by February 6 | Court tells 21 websites

Over the last few months Kapil Sibal has asked social networks to ensure offensive materials is deleted and now an another blow to 21 social networking sites including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and YouTube, a Delhi court on Saturday asked them to remove derogatory content by February 6, 2012. The court issued summons to them for facing trial for allegedly webcasting objectionable contents.

The court has asked all the 21 defendants to file compliance order by the same date next year. The websites will face contempt of court in case they fail to remove the objectionable content by February 6.

Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sudesh Kumar took cognizance on a private criminal complaint and has directed the Centre for taking “immediate appropriate steps” and also file a report in the court by January 13.

The court’s order came three days after another court in a civil case had restrained these sites including Facebook, Google and Youtube from webcasting any ” anti-religious” or “anti-social” content promoting hatred or communal disharmony.

In the fresh case, the court said, “It appears from a bare perusal of the documents that prima facie the accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling, publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene, lascivious content which also appears to the prurient interests and tends to deprave and corrupt the persons who are likely to read, see or hear the same.”

“It is also evident that such contents are continuously openly and freely available to everyone who is using the said network irrespective of their age and even the persons under the age of 18 years have full and uncensored access to such obscene contents,” the court said.

The magistrate noted that in the website material submitted by the complainant, Vinay Rai, a journalist, contained obscene picture and derogatory articles pertaining to Prophet Mohammad, Jesus Christ and various Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

With all these attempts of government, the day is not far where you have to get approved your contents by the government before posting and uploading that in any Social-Media Platform.

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One Response to “Remove derogatory content by February 6 | Court tells 21 websites”

  1. Kuldeep Khatri

    Mar 03. 2012

    Oh, Nice move my Government.

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