Facebook filed observance report before court ordered.

facebookNew Delhi: On Monday, Facebook India filed its observance report before the Delhi court which had ordered it and 21 other websites to remove offensive content from their websites.

Google India also told to the court that it has removed assured web pages from the Internet on which oppositions were raised by the petitioners. In the meantime, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft told to the court that they have no role to play in the case and there is no cause of action against them in the issue.

Further Civil Judge Praveen Singh also pretence a query to the counsel appearing for petitioner Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, as to whether the blog service-providing companies can be made a party to the case for any content posted by the users on the blogs.

The court, which will further hear the issue today, also asked Google Inc as to why it was not coming up properly with a reply and brushed apart its contention that it had received the copy of the judgement and other documents related to case only on last Friday.

The court said that “Why are you (Google Inc) not coming properly with your reply? Don’t tell me you have been served only on Friday. After all of this hullabaloo that has been created in the last few months you should have been prepared.”

The court also asked the supplicant to supply the copies of all the documents relied upon, to all the opposite parties. The court had on December 20 last year, in an ex-parte order issued summons to 22 social networking websites asking them to eliminate anti-religious or anti-social content in the form of photographs, videos or text which might upset religious sentiments. It had on Dec 24 set February 6 as deadline for the websites for the same.

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