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Govt to appeal against Gwalior court order on IIPM matter

New Delhi, Feb 19, 2013 (PTI)
Kapil Sibal, India's minister of Communications and Information Technology, speaks during a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on February 14, 2013. Sibal spoke about the present conditions of the information-communication industries in India.AFP Photo

The government will appeal against Gwalior district court order asking it to block website pages on internet publishing defamatory material about Arindam Chaudhuri-led IIPM institute.

"Minister (Kapil Sibal) has asked DEITY to appeal against Gwalior court order. The order was passed without DEITY made party to it. No notice was issued and the order came to us directly without giving us an opportunity to respond. We will ask court to vacate the order and appeal against the order," an IT Ministry source said.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) will appeal to the Gwalior court to vacate this order in the next hearing on February 28, the source said.
The court order asked Director General of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to block 78 web pages including that of University Grant Commission (UGC).


This was after the parties in the case--Google India, Google Inc and website firm Weebly Inc--did not comply with the order, the source said.

UGC in its public notice cautioning the students had said that it does not recognise (IIPM) and that it is not entitled to award degrees.

"The order is on civil matter not under Information Technology Act. It was issued to us on January 29. We waited till February 14 but parties in the case against whom the order was passed neither complied with it nor appealed against it. DEITY was left with no option but to comply with the order," the source said.

Google India's had participated in the process through its lawyer and the first notice in the case was received by its representative on May 19, 2012, the source added.
No immediate comments were received from Google and Weebly.

The list of web pages blocked also included news items on websites of leading media houses on the IIPM.

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