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Rajasthan High Court Rules : Writ Petition As Not Maintainable Seeking Relief Against Online Video Sharing Platform You Tube

Rajasthan High Court Rules : Writ Petition As Not Maintainable Seeking Relief Against Online Video Sharing Platform You Tube

Rajasthan High Court Rules : Writ Petition As Not Maintainable Seeking Relief Against Online Video Sharing Platform You Tube

 

On 07th March, 2022 (Monday) the Rajasthan High Court dismissed a Writ Petition as not maintainable seeking reliefs against online video sharing platform YouTube. 

Justice Mahendar Kumar Goyal refused to accept the petitioner’s submission that You Tube performs the public functions of a ‘State’ or it falls within Article 12 of Constitution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The current petition was filed by Dharmender Kumar Sharma, who asked the court to overturn Yout Tube’s action of removing his videos and then terminating his channel from the platform. 

He also sought guidance from YouTube in order to restore his channel, which was kept under the name and style of “Gurudev Siyag Sidh Yoga Free.” 

The court noted that, while the Union of India has been designated as the first respondent to the petition, all of the reliefs are being sought against YouTube, a limited liability company. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, there was not a single allegation in the entire writ petition about the true nature of the functions performed by the company. Furthermore, because the company performs a public function that is closely related to a government function, it is subject to writ jurisdiction. 

Furthermore, the court rejected the petitioner’s reliance on Aarti Tikoo vs. Union of India because the petitioner failed to disclose the facts of the case, the parties involved, and the controversy that arose as a result of the case.

 

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