Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri

Delhi HC directs Saket Gokhale to delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri

Newsdesk |
July 13, 2021

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed activist Saket Gokhale to immediately delete alleged defamatory tweets posted against former Indian diplomat Lakshmi Puri and also restrained him from posting “defamatory or scandalous or factually incorrect tweets” against her or her husband Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

New Delhi, 13  July 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,  Justice C Hari Shanker also directed Twitter to take down the tweets from Gokhale’s account in case he fails to delete them within 24 hours of the order. The court asked Twitter to file a compliance report before the next date of hearing. The court passed the order in a suit filed by Puri for deletion of the tweets and a decree for Rs 5 crore damages. Gokhale last week refused to take down the tweets when asked by the court. “How can you be vilifying people like this? Knock off these things from the website,” said Justice Shanker at the outset of hearing last week. “If you have a problem with the public functionaries, you must go to them first.”



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