11-yr-old sends notice to naukri.com
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11-yr-old sends notice to naukri.com

Hari Bhanot has alleged that an advertisement of the website resulted in mental harassment for him.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 16:26 IST

An 11-year-old boy has sent a legal notice to a job website naukri.com claiming damages of Rs one crore for using part of his name 'Hari' allegedly in a derogatory manner.

Hari Bhanot, in his notice, charged that an advertisement of the site had resulted in mental harassment and agony as many of his friends and acquaintances have made him a butt of jokes after watching it on TV.

The advertisement in question has a person telling on phone the full form of the name Hari as "H for Hitler, A for Arrogant, R for Rascal and I for Idiot," it said.

The legal notice, sent by Aneesh Bhanot on behalf of his son Hari, says, "The advertisement is totally insensitive to the name Hari.

"The telecast of the advertisement has undermined the status, reputation, respect and self-confidence of my client and has severely affected his standing in the school, residential locality and social circle. After the advertisement came on air, many people known to my client have told him that they have a lower opinion of him," he claimed.

The notice wants withdrawal of the advertisement forthwith and a public apology from the website in the same manner and coverage as the advertisement has been given and pay Rs one crore as damages and said failing this criminal and civil proceedings would be filed against naukri.com.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 13:02 IST