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You don't deserve more time, says judge to Facebook, Google: report

Zafar Anjum | Feb. 6, 2012
Indian judge gives Internet majors like Google and Facebook 15 more days to remove objectionable content hosted on their sites.

"You don't deserve more time," was reportedly what a Delhi judge said to Internet giants like Google and Facebook on Monday.

According to reports in the Indian media, the judge gave 15 more days to the Internet companies under the court's scanner to remove objectionable material hosted on their sites. 

As the matters stand now, the 22 companies involved in the case have to submit in writing that they have deleted the content. The next court hearing is on 1 March.

According to NDTV, the civil case being heard today accuses firms like Yahoo of allowing "anti-religious" and "anti-social" content that could provoke communal tension. 

The same companies are also dealing with a criminal case in another Delhi court, where they are accused of conspiracy and cheating.

The petitioner in today's civil case is Mufti Aizaz Arshad Kazmi. He filed his suit in December, days before another Delhi resident Vinay Rai filed the criminal case against the Internet companies. 

Top executives of the firms have been summoned to appear in court on 13 March, said a media report.



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