Remove derogatory content by February 6, court tells 21 websites

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    Remove derogatory content by February 6, court tells 21 websites

    Dec 24, 2011

    NEW DELHI: In yet another blow to 21 social networking sites including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Youtube, a Delhi court has asked the 21 websites to remove all derogatory content by February 6, 2012. The court had issued summons to them for facing trial for allegedly webcasting objectionable contents.

    Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sudesh Kumar took cognizance on a private criminal complaint and has directed the Centre for taking "immediate appropriate steps" and also file a report in the court by January 13.

    All the 21 defendants have been told to file compliance order by the same date next year. The websites will face contempt of court in case they fail to remove the objectionable content by February 6.

    The court's order came three days after another court in a civil case had restrained these sites including Facebook, Google and Youtube from webcasting any "anti-religious" or "anti-social" content promoting hatred or communal disharmony.

    In the fresh case, the court said, "it appears from a bare perusal of the documents that prima facie the accused in connivance with each other and other unknown persons are selling, publicly exhibiting and have put into circulation obscene, lascivious content which also appears to the prurient interests and tends to deprave and corrupt the persons who are likely to read, see or hear the same."

    "It is also evident that such contents are continuously openly and freely available to everyone who is using the said network irrespective of their age and even the persons under the age of 18 years have full and uncensored access to such obscene contents," the court said.

    The MM has summoned the accused companies to face trial for allegedly committing the offence punishable under section 292 (sale of obscene books etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person etc) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

    The Magistrate noted that in these websites material submitted by the complainant, Vinay Rai, a journalist, contained obscene picture and derogatory articles pertaining to Prophet Mohammad, Jesus Christ and various Hindu Gods and Godesses.

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    India is in a churn.

    All want their space!
     
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    Young India which is majority of our population really want to speak up! Likes of Sibals are enraged
     
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    No this derogatory content is not about politcal thugs..but derogatory things about Gods.

    People should not be confused with both the episodes.
     
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    I think this cover a lot beyond the Gods

     
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    So what? Did those Gods raise any objection to these content?
     
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    If Gods were the issue, then MF Hussein would be the first one to be quartered and hanged as desired by the Shiv Sena.

    That is how it would appear.

    While you have a point, yet I sniff that there is more to it and there appears to be a slight nudge from the likes of Sibal Maharaj!

    I could be wrong.

    What upsets me is the arrogance and the creeping hand over the individual rights of the citizens and even over the States by the Union Govt.
     
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    If Zakeer Naik can openly criticize religions.... why not others have the same opportunity?
     
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    Zaks criticises other religions?

    I think he must be doing it, if indeed he does it, very cleverly that misses the notice.

    But then India is a tolerant country!
     
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    and what aboutZaid Hamid ??
     
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    Indian courts have no jurisdiction over him.
     
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    Truth to be available to anyone despite age or any other issue. BTW religion is just like politics; any one can criticize it or follow it's doctrine.
     
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    There is difference between art & agenda publishing.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Art can melt seamlessly as an agenda.

    And an agenda seamlessly can become an art!
     
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    ART AS POLITICAL STATEMENT IN THE 1930s

    Art has served political ends and addressed political themes and issues throughout history. Events experienced during the first half of the twentieth century compelled numerous artists to speak out and use their art to make political statements.

    Depicting social injustice:

    In The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, Ben Shahn uses semi-abstract figures painted in flat, intense color to express his emotional response to, and to comment on the social injustice of, the trial and execution of the two anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolommeo Vanzetti.

    A monumental outcry of grief:

    In his monumental mural-sized canvas Guernica, painted in black, white, and shades of gray, Pablo Picasso condemned the bombing of the Basque capital, Guernica, by Nazi bombers. The painting is composed of fragmented and dislocated objects and figures that combine to express the stark horror, brutality, tragedy, and grief of the event.

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    Artists can challenge censorship in court. It is going to be court who'll decide how art & agenda publishing is separated. No smarty-pants business here.
     
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    And our Courts are squeaky clean!
     
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    Dirty court orders can be challenged in higher squeaky clean courts.
     
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    Mr. RAy...... uhmmmm..............

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    True.

    and then let the issue hang!

    Heard of Afzal?
     

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