HC restrains US portal from posting offensive material against Indian guru
New Delhi | Tuesday, Apr 3 2012 IST
The Delhi High Court today restrained a US based portal from posting any offensive material against spiritual guru Nirmal baba on its website. Justice Manmohan Singh restrained the website www.hubpages.com not to publish any such material on its portal which is defamatory to Nirmal baba alias Nirmaljit Singh Nirula.
The court passed these interim orders on the plea of Narula, who alleged that the website hubpages.com and author 'indijobs' deliberately posted defamatory articles about him on the portal with the intent of causing serious damage to his reputation. Narula said the article on him on the website contained false statements that he is 'a suspicious guru' and that he uses 'Vashikaran mantra' that is black magic. Earlier, Narula had served a notice to the website asking it to remove the defamatory material from its webpages. However, the portal refused to remove the content saying it was merely publishing a different opinion about a public figure.
The Court in its interim order restrained the defendants..(hubpages) from posting any defamatory material about the plaintiff. The court also restrained the portal from selling, leasing, licensing, writing, publishing, hosting, advertising, any content, existing or in future against the petitioner till the next date of hearing. The court said that if the defendant is not restrained at this stage the petitioner will suffer irreparable loss and injury. The was hearing the plea of Narula, who claims to offer spiritual guidance to lakhs of followers. UNI SNG TBA0010 NNNN
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