Court notice to Facebook on Marxist party's plea

Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha Thursday
issued a notice to Facebook India for allegedly publishing on its
social networking site some objectionable content related to a political
party, a lawyer said.

Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ratikanta
Mohapatra issued the notice on the basis of a suit filed by the state
unit of the Communist party of India-Marxist, the petitioner’s lawyer
Bibhu Prasand Tripathy told IANS.

According to him, a Facebook account holder posted some demeaning statements on the affairs of the party in the state.

Kumar Das, state secretariat member of the CPI-Marxist, recently moved
the court seeking injunction against the site publisher as well as the
account holder from publishing such statements.

He sought direction from the court to the site to delete the existing content, Tripathy said.

court issued notices to Facebook India based in Hyderabad and the
alleged account holder Bhabani Sankar Nayak to reply by July 4 why the
injunction as prayed for should not be allowed, he added.

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