Press Esc to close

'Centre not cooperating in websites complaint'

New Delhi, Dec 5, 2012, PTI: 1:44 IST
The Centre is “not cooperating” in its proceedings against various US-based websites, including Facebook and Google, accused of promoting class enmity and undermining national integrity, a Delhi court said on Wednesday.

Metropolitan magistrate Jay Thareja made the observation after repeated failure of a Union home ministry official to appear before it in response to complaint filed against 21 websites for allegedly committing offences, including those of selling obscene materials to youths and hatching criminal conspiracy.

“I am getting the impression that the government of India is not co-operating in this matter. The man, a ministry of home afairs official has not yet come. I have called him several times but he is not coming,” the court observed.

During the hearing, advocate Siddharth Aggarwal, who is representing one of the websites, said the court’s impression that the Centre is not co-operating in the matter is “wrong” as the government had earlier given the sanction to prosecute these social networking websites.

The magistrate, however, told the defence counsel saying, “the time when sanction was given, the IAC (India against Corruption) movement was going on.”

The defence counsel, however, countered the court’s observation saying the government’s sanction order had nothing to do with the IAC stir.

The court, meanwhile, issued a notice to the MHA's Under Secretary Amar Chand, who had failed to appear before it on Wednesday, and posted the matter for hearing on December 21.

The court had earlier directed MHA to verify the filled-up forms for service of summonses to the US-based websites after complainant’s counsel S P M Tripathi gave it the forms, required to be filled under an Indo-US treaty for service of summonses.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A worker applies colour to strings which will be used to fly kites, by a roadside in Ahmedabad...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

A girl collecting fallen Chinar leaves at a Mughal Garden on the out skirts of Srinagar...

Prakash Raj speaks during a press conference to launch a campaign against the social media troll...

Prakash Raj speaks during a press conference to launch a campaign against the social media troll...

Virat Kohli during a practice session in Nagpur ahead of the 2nd test match...

Virat Kohli during a practice session in Nagpur ahead of the 2nd test match...

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his marriage with the childhood friend Nupur Nagar....

Bhuvneshwar Kumar during his marriage with the childhood friend Nupur Nagar....

Hockey prayers during their first practice session at the Kalinga stadium...

Hockey prayers during their first practice session at the Kalinga stadium...

Yuki Bhambri of India plays against compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran...

Yuki Bhambri of India plays against compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran...

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur...

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur...

Vehicles moving at snow clad road after snowfall in Lahau...

Vehicles moving at snow clad road after snowfall in Lahau...

Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

Sehwag and Kaif at the announcement of the inaugural edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.