原文标题：We CAN block Facebook, Google like China: Delhi HC
The Delhi high court on Thursday warned social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India that websites can be "blocked" like in China if they fail to devise a mechanism to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages.
"Like China, we will block all such websites," Justice Suresh Kait said while asking counsel for Facebook and Google India to develop a mechanism to keep a check and remove "offensive and objectionable" material from their web pages.
Justice Kait, who did not stay the proceedings against the two websites before magistrate's court, however agreed with the plea of lawyers that they would not press for an effective hearing in the trial court on Friday.
Former Additional Solicitor General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Google India, said the postings of "obscene, objectionable and defamatory" articles and other things cannot be "filtered" or "monitored".
"No human interference is possible, and moreover, it can't be feasible to check such incidents. Billions of people across the globe, post their articles on the website. Yes, they may be defamatory, obscene but cannot be checked," he said.
Rohatgi tried to distinguish between Google India and its United States-based holding company Google Inc. "The US-based Google Inc is the service provider and not me (Google India) and hence, we are not liable for the action of my holding company. Moreover, it is criminal case where a vicarious liability can be fastened on a company which has no role, whatsoever, in the alleged offence."
CONGRESS(I) isEQUALto CONGRESS(ISI) ?
by sldfkfdlfkll (View MyPage) on Jan 14, 2012 08:19 PM | Hide replies
ISI spy now as MPs and MLAs in India?
yesterday, cops found 5CR in fake money,
made by ISI in Pak,
sent from Nepal to India,
meant for a CONGRESS(ISI) MLA,
to buy the poor peoples votes,
and get elected easily, in these elections?
cops deliberately not investigating relation between CONGRESS and ISI?
CONGRESS IS ANTI-TECHNOLOGY FROM BEGINNING
by sldfkfdlfkll (View MyPage) on Jan 14, 2012 08:19 PM | Hide replies
THEY ARE LOOTERS EFFECTIVELY.
JUDGES KNOW THAT.
THEN WHY JUDGES ARE SUPPORTING THE CONGRESS?
IS IT BCOZ,
90 PERCENT OF JUDGES ARE APPOINTED BY CONGRESS,
BCOZ CONGRESS RULED INDIA FOR 90 PERCENT TIME.
Justice has no common sense.
by Raj (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 09:52 AM | Hide replies
It is true that some offensive and objectionable material are being posted sometime in facebook but there is tools to complain for them and google is doing great job for no need to explain, justice Suresh might be connected to corrupt politicians or he is corrupted and he is in scared of facebook's popularity as how people are disclosing their view against corruption. Mr. Kait why don't see other thing in India like road construction of several places are completed in paper but not in reality? there several matter which aam janta can see u can't. do you have different eye.
Re: Justice has no common sense.
by Sun (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 10:00 AM
True. Maybe the judge is a stooge of the Italian mafia.
by kapil (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 09:21 AM | Hide replies
you and your government do nothing, For China they developed a firewall called Greatwall of China, do you have one?
by illidan (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 09:10 AM | Hide replies
Gov CAN block Facebook, Google like China , But cant Finish construction of roads and bridges in time , Cant develop infrastructure in time like china and the list will go oonnnnnnnn... Stop comparing pls
Freedom of expression!!!
by Alston Fernandes (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 09:07 AM | Hide replies
Justice Suresh Kait you are a moron with complete lack of regard for the most important of laws - Freedom of Expression.
For one thing does this man even know about the inflammatory bile that is written on these Rediff comment pages? I put up with it because i believe in the right of every person to express himself. What about you?
This is unacceptable
by Mr Walker (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 08:48 AM | Hide replies
Facebook has a option where you can complain about a profile or content which is what govt. is doing.
With this logic shall we ban the entire UPA govt. just because some people are corrupt ?
I hope good sense prevails on these people, such decisions are dangerous for democracy.
Re: This is unacceptable
by Mr Walker (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 08:50 AM
Ideally if the govt. is so obsessed with the derogatory content then it should be putting up a team to mark such offensive content and ask the sites to remove it, blanket filtering is dumb.
If NDA had said the same thing the entire media would be up in arms against them and blame them of right wing fascist policies so what is this now ?
Re: Re: This is unacceptable
by Sun (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 10:03 AM
This is secular fascism.
Can India and China be at par in terms of freedom of expression
by P Dutta (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 08:46 AM | Hide replies
Freedom of expression as given in our constitution cannot be compared with that in China. How can therefore a similar ban as in China be applied her?
by gaius octavian (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 08:40 AM | Hide replies
old coots ,are we really living in a democracy? whats the point.
DHC is kidding
by Budhadeb kondh (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 07:18 AM | Hide replies
recently given some controversial and anti-public ruling (pro-cong) rulings...not expected.
by Jiju (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 05:57 AM | Hide replies
For all such crrraaap activities, Indian judiciary & govt want to take example of China. But when it comes to defense & military, they keep mum. It seems to be a case of selective adsorption!
by Jayakwadi Jayakwadi (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 05:35 AM | Hide replies
So now China is our role model.
HC is telling us that they can not punish corrupt polititians,terrorists adn extremist due to lack of evidence or lack of will but they are very much capable to take away freedom of expression of people of India.In highly conservative indina society where people are scared to express theri thought due to fear of backlash from political goons and minority extremist,social networking website provided a vent.But now even that is going to be taken away.Kudos!!!kudos to Indian feudal society clocked in democracy.this system is (CBI,beurocracy,HC,police)has been completely hijacked by dynasty politians.Now they are going to use it to supress citizens of India. Great!!!
With this development Maoist are making sense to me now.
by Raj Kumar (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 05:20 AM | Hide replies
HC you are killing our freedom of writing, No way India.
C blocks D
by Krishnakumar Narayanan (View MyPage) on Jan 13, 2012 12:04 AM | Hide replies
In alphabet, C comes before D. One has to cross C to reach D. Corruption is the major stumbing block ahead of benefits of Democracy. We can add more C words like Crime, Cronyism etc in this list. Now Court is also coming as another player.
by chakraview (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 10:46 PM | Hide replies
Suno sarkari babuon IF google like websites stop their visibility in india 90% business will be distroyed
websites can be "blocked" like in China
by Samir Bhagwat (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 10:15 PM | Hide replies
Shocking and disgusting. Aren't courts supposed to protect free speech ? The comparison to China is ominous
Re: websites can be "blocked" like in China
by MHS (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 10:57 PM
Freedom of obscene speech? Freedom of defamatory speech?
by kareem (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 10:01 PM | Hide replies
High court should nt have come down this level, I belive this is persion al openion from one persion who dosnt know about world.,
Difficulties for congress,gandhi hope for india
by arindam banerjee (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 09:36 PM | Hide replies
Free speech in yahoo,google should never be blocked in a liberal ,democratic country like in india.
by freewill (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 08:28 PM | Hide replies
Block rediff Discussion Bord also.
by Santosh kumar (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 08:07 PM | Hide replies
Block it quickly
Why block them?
by Prem Mohan (View MyPage) on Jan 12, 2012 07:52 PM | Hide replies
Why block them? They should be removed altogether. India should fila a case in the International Court of Justice for this purpose. Google, Facebook etc. are a sheer waste of time.