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Maharashtra govt to issue notice to Google
October 10, 2006 13:17 IST
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to issue a notice to Google, for alleged spread of hatred about India on its social network service, Orkut.
The order was issued by Justice A P Deshpande and Justice R M Borde on Monday in response to a public interest litigation filed by local advocate Yugant R Marlapalle.
A picture of a burning national tri-colour, bearing an anti-India messsage, has been put on www.orkut.com and a community, 'We hate India', has been created on the site, the petition said.
The petition has also appealed to the government to appoint a 'controller', under the Information Technology Act 2000 to regulate all such communities in operation on the internet.
Orkut is an online community that conects people through a network of friends.
The next hearing in the case is scheduled after six weeks.