Yesterday, the Delhi High Court warned that like China, India can shut down these controversial sites. Today, a lower court that had summoned executives from the companies predetermined the next hearing for March 13.
Google and Facebook have the plea against the lower court’s proceedings in the Delhi High Court, which will regard as the matter on Monday.
Internet companies say they cannot build up a method to monitor offensive or obscene material that’s been posted on their sites.
They said that “No human interference is possible, and moreover; it can’t be feasible to check such incidents. Billions of people across the globe post their articles on the website.”
The case centres on an appeal filed in December by a man named Vinay Rai, who referred to obscene representations online of Jesus Christ, the Prophet Mohammed, and various Hindu deities.
In response, a Delhi magistrate summoned the executives of 21 companies and recommended they face trial for criminal conspiracy.