Objectionable content suit: Delhi court exempts Yahoo Inc

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 18:43

New Delhi: US-based Internet giant Yahoo
Inc, accused of hosting allegedly objectionable content on its
site, today got relief from a Delhi court which removed it
from the list of accused parties.

Administrative Civil Judge (ACJ) Praveen Singh allowed
the application of Yahoo Inc for removing its name from the
list of accused websites after Santosh Pandey, counsel for
plantiff Mufti Aijas Arshad Quasmi, gave his no objection to
it.

The company, in its application, had told the court that
there was no defamatory material posted on its website and
that no case was made out against it.

It had also submitted that Yahoo India has already been
discharged by the court for lack of any case aganist the
company.

Meanwhile, the court asked the complainant`s counsel to
give a clarification regarding duplication of names of the
accused websites by April 10, the next date of hearing.

The judge asked him to remove all improper parties from
his plaint so that the case can proceed against proper
parties.

Earlier last month, the court had dropped Yahoo India and
Microsoft from the case saying no case was made out against
them.

The court had also imposed a fine on the plaintiff for
filing a frivolous petition.

Mufti Aijas Arshad Quasmi had moved the court against
Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Orkut, Youtube, Blogspot,
Zombie Time, Exboii, Boardreader, IMC India, My Lot, Shyni
Blog and Topix and others for hosting allegedly objectionable
content.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 18:43

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