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Bengaluru court docket tells social media platforms to take down photograph with false claims about SC judges

A Bengaluru court docket on Tuesday directed social media platforms to take down {a photograph} that had been extensively circulated with the false declare that two individuals in it have been judges of the Supreme Court docket, Bar and Bench reported.

The {photograph} was taken at MindEscapes resort, positioned in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris district. It confirmed Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan, Communist Get together of India (Marxist) leaders Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, NDTV co-founders Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy, the Hindu Publishing Group’s Director N Ram together with MindEscapes founder Dipali Sikand.

Nonetheless, the {photograph} had been shared with the false declare that two of the individuals in it have been Supreme Court docket Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala. The 2 judges had heard suspended Bharatiya Janata Get together spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s petition looking for that each one circumstances filed towards her be transferred to Delhi.

The Supreme Court docket had remarked that Sharma was “single-handedly accountable” for tensions that erupted after she made controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

The false posts shared on social media appeared to counsel the photograph is proof of corruption within the judiciary.

Sikand had approached the extra metropolis civil and classes court docket in Bengaluru contending that such false and defamatory posts violated her rights together with these of her friends. The court docket directed Fb, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to take down the {photograph}, Reside Legislation reported.

Sikand named recognized Jagadeesh Laxman Singh alias Jugie Singh, Siddharth Dey and Sonalika Kumar as people who had put out the posts with the false declare. The court docket directed them to seem earlier than it on August 18.



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