HC asks Google, Youtube, Centre to take steps to remove woman’s objectionable photos from internet

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the Google, Youtube, Central government and the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police Union to take necessary steps to remove the sites and links, carrying objectionable photos and videos of a woman from the internet.

Justice Subramonium Prasad on September 7 issued the directions while examining a petition of a woman seeking court directions to the respondents to block any nude, sexually explicit or morphed photos of her showing in their websites. Petitioner woman also sought directions to Centre through its concerned ministry to block websites operating as pornographic sites under pseudo names.

The bench said, “It is made clear that this is not an adversarial litigation and it is expected that from respondents Google LLC, YouTube, Union of India and the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police to take necessary steps to remove the sites and links, carrying objectionable photos and videos of the petitioner, from the internet before the next date of hearing, which is September 16, 2021.”