An FIR has been registered against the internet search engine Yahoo for allegedly posting pictures of Student Federation of India (SFI) protests on the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) campus here with a report saying that students shouted pro-Afzal Guru slogans at a university in West Bengal.
The SFI’s Shimla unit on Wednesday had filed a complaint against Yahoo, alleging that a report on yahoo.com titled ‘Now, Jadavpur varsity students raise pro-Afzal and “azadi” slogans’ and the picture uploaded was that of HPU campus protest. “We never raised pro-Afzal slogans,” said SFI activist Vikram Kayath.
The SFI had also staged protests against Yahoo in Shimla for allegedly defaming the organisation. Noval Thakur of SFI said that earlier the police was of the view that it was a matter of defamation and a suit should be filed in the court, but a case was registered on Sunday against the search engine.