October 11, 2006

We've got 10, so there!

Losers on both sides of a border, report #31,784. This from the Hindustan Times (Oct 11 2006):
    The Bombay High Court's Aurangabad bench has served a notice to Google for allowing a hate campaign against India on its social networking site www.orkut.com. The order was issued ... in response to a public interest suit by a junior advocate in Aurangabad, Yugant Marlapalle. His petition said that a community called "We hate India" ... has been created on Orkut.

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    The "We hate India" group on Orkut currently has 103 members, almost all of whom are from Pakistan.

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    Orkut also has 10 communities called "We hate Pakistan", most of whose members are Indians. ... "It is part of the ongoing war between India and Pakistan in cyberspace", says cyber security analyst Subimal Bhattarcharjee.
Wait a sec, maybe I got this wrong. Should it instead be Guys who won't let their countries grow up, report #56,033?

5 comments:

Truman said...

Firstly, I think it's high time that The Governments, the state attorneys and barristers realise that it is virtually impossible for the content served on the internet to be associated with one single entity. Remember the Baazee.com case?

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, a portal allows a group of people to share the ideas but that may not mean that the portal advocates the ideas discussed. It is merely providing them a common space and some tools for discussion. If I and a friend goto a coffee house for an hour, have cups of coffee, criticise the United States and continue to do so for the rest of our lives (and in the process expand the group), would the management of the coffee house be held responsible for having an anti-US stance? This is rubbish.

KoPoS said...

hey thats more than one group on orkut that hates india. and of course we have the blacklisting nominating facility in orkut...

im not at all sure ill be so suprised with this judgement; just roll down on the floor and keep laughing at the edisonesque iqs of the judges and the davincish eq of the petitioner.

that brings me what makes the skin of these guys so thin? its just a forum and they have a right to do whatever they want. and whys google coming into the picture anyway? its just a facilitator? would us ban barista because i make fun of bush sitting and talking to my pals?

Sidhusaaheb said...

I fully agree with the text in bold and the comments posted above.

It is high time that the two countries, their citizens and governments grew up.

Anonymous said...

http://mid-day.com/news/city/2006/october/144860.htm
Pretty interesting considering they already collect Government Aid!!!

Anonymous said...

i guess itd be better if the govt let the people do what it wants to for a change... its high time it statred keeping its nose out of ppls lives !!!