Facebook Inc approached the Delhi High Court on Wednesday against a single judge order directing the firm and other social media platforms to block or remove links to a video containing defamatory allegations against yoga guru Ramdev.
The social media giant’s plea against the October 23 order was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar for urgent listing. The matter is likely to be heard by a bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh on Thursday.
The single judge had also held that any defamatory post or video online that harms an individual’s right to privacy should be removed from websites not only in India but also globally.
The judge’s direction came on a case filed by Ramdev over a video uploaded by an unidentified person on social media containing “defamatory, disparaging and threatening” statements against him and Patanjali Ayurved Ltd.