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Facebook to get summons from Delhi court

business Updated: Apr 19, 2012 19:10 IST
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A Delhi court on Thursday ordered for serving summons to US-based social networking site Facebook through e-mail to respond to a suit which seeks action against it for allegedly hosting objectionable contents.

Administrative Civil Judge Parveen Singh ordered serving of summons to Facebook through e-mail within three days as the internet giant has made no representation to the court and several summons issued against it have gone unserved.

Besides ordering service of summons through e-mail, the court also directed for its due service through courier at the Facebook's headquarter in the US.

Meanwhile, plaintiff Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, who has filed the suit for legal action against various websites, today moved the court for making the Centre a co-plaintiff in his suit.

In his application filed through his counsel Santosh Pandey, Qasmi argued that making the Centre a co-plaintiff to the suit is must for its proper adjudication.

Qasmi said "since the suit was related to the public, religious and national issues, the Union of India should be arrayed as a plaintiff for proper adjudication of the case."

In another application, he sought review of the court's order that dropped Google India from the list of parties against whom he had filed the suit.

Pandey also sought review of the order dropping Orkut India, Youtube India and Blogspot India from the case on the ground that he had "inadvertently" and due to "confusion" given his no objection for deletion of the names of Google India and the other three parties from the suit.

The court had on April 12 dropped Google India and others from the suit after the plaintiff said he had no objection to it.

Mufti's counsel Pandey said the submissions made by Google India, Orkut India, Youtube India and Blogspot India that they were only subsidiaries of Google Inc, Orkut, Youtube and Blogspot were wrong.