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Delhi HC asks Google to remove derogatory post against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Blogger

The Delhi High Court has directed Google India to remove,
within 36 hours, derogatory content posted by a blogger against Art of Living
founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Justice Manmohan Singh, hearing a defamation case
filed by followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, also issued notice to Google and
Jitender Bagga who allegedly posted derogatory contents against motivational
guru and his Art of Living.

The Delhi High Court has directed Google India to remove,
within 36 hours, derogatory content posted by a blogger against Art of Living
founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Justice Manmohan Singh, hearing a defamation case
filed by followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, also issued notice to Google and
Jitender Bagga who allegedly posted derogatory contents against motivational
guru and his Art of Living.

Seeking a permanent injunction, Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India
Public Charitable Trust with some followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had filed a
suit against the blogger and Google saying that they are aggrieved, and hurt on
account of certain highly defamatory materials posted on a website.

Seeking damage amount of over Rs 5 crore, the plea said:
“Jitender Bagga has been indiscriminately sending e-mails and has
published a large number of blogs on the website Blogger.com, which have highly
vulgar, disgusting and abusive references towards His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi
Shankar, owner of Art of Living Foundation, and towards various other persons
associated with the Art of Living.”

 

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