Yahoo approaches Indian HC for separate hearing

Yahoo approaches Indian HC for separate hearing

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Asia Bizz: After Yahoo India Pvt Ltd challenged the Summons issued to it by the Magistrate for hosting objectionable content on the internet, the Delhi High Court sought response from the city police on the plea. Justice Suresh Kait – admitting the petition of Yahoo India for hearing – said the notice to be issued for February 10, 2012.

Yahoo India’s plea was allowed by the court and the case is expected to be heard separately. Advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for Yahoo India, said that it is a case where the summons was issued without any application of mind by the trial court and that there wasn’t any material against Yahoo India.

Nigam added that the order and the complaint dealt with alleged objectionable material retrieved from the various websites including YouTube, Facebook, Blogspot, Zombie and Orkut and none of them pertained to Yahoo.

The advocate also argued that Yahoo is not a social networking site like the other accused companies in the case and that they only provide email and chat services. Nigam also added that no objectionable content has been attributed to them and their case must be different from the others.