Court reserves order on Facebook India’s plea

May 14th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Facebook New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday reserved its order on the plea of Facebook India seeking removal of its name from the civil suit against various social networking sites for allegedly displaying objectionable content.

Administrative Civil Judge Parveen Singh reserved his order for May 22 after Facebook India said that it is not responsible for the contents appearing on website, facebook.com.

The court was hearing a petition moved by petitioner Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, an Islamic researcher linked to a website run by the Islamic Peace Foundation of India, seeking the removal of allegedly objectionable content from various websites.

Facebook India contended that it does not control or operate the servers that host the website, which are located in the US.

However, the plea was opposed by Qasmi’s counsel Santosh Pandey, who argued before the court that Facebook India is a proper party to the suit.

He said the company deals with online support services and online solutions in India and abroad and to promote and market the product and technology and provide technical support and services.

Pandey’s argument came after the statement made by Facebook India that it has been implicated under the incorrect description of Facebook, and sought to clarify the correct name is Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd.

Qasmi, in a newly revised list submitted April 12, sought action against Facebook India, Facebook Inc, Google Inc, Orkut, Youtube Inc and Blogspot.

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