Facebook India today filed its objectionable content report before the Delhi court which had ordered it and 21 other websites to displace intolerable content from their sites.
Google has removed some web pages from the Internet on which objections were raised by the petitioners., Google India told the court as reported by Reuters. Concurrently, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook told the Delhi court that there is no cause of action against them in this matter and they have no role to play in the case.
Additional Civil Judge Praveen Singh also posed a query to the counsel appearing for applicant Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, as to whether the companies providing the blog service can be made a party to the case for any objectionable content posted by the users on the blogs.
Delhi court also questioned Google India “why it was not coming up with a proper response and brushed aside its dispute that it has got the copy of the judgement and other documents related to case only on last Friday”.
The court said.”Why are you (Google Inc) not coming properly with your reply?”
The court also asked the applicant to provide the copies of all the necessary documents relied upon, to all the opposite parties.
On December 20,2011 the court issued summons to 22 social networking websites asking them to delete “anti-social” or “anti-religious” content in the form of text ,images or videos which might disturb religious feelings.
The court ordered social networking sites to remove an objectionable content by Feb 6.
Santosh Pandey, the counsel appearing for complainant Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, had convinced the court that he would definitely provide the companies with the copy of the complaint letter and other necessary related documents.
The sites, which have been asked by the court to delete the objectionable contents, include Google India, Microsoft India, Facebook India, Youtube, Orkut, Topix, IMC India ,Exboii, Zombie Time, Blogspot, Shyni Blog, Boardreader and My Lot.