A Delhi court has restrained Google India from uploading/publishing "videos containing hate speeches and derogatory remarks against any religion and in particular against Sikh Gurus and Sikh religion." The court also ordered Google India to "remove all such videos featuring Sakshi Bhardwaj already in circulation on social media, including videos on YouTube containing hate speeches about Sikh Gurus and Sikh religion." This was first reported by Bar&Bench. This order was passed on November 2, 2017 and Google India has to comply "within seven days of receipt of this order." After the reviewing the videos in question featuring Sakshi Bhardwaj, the court was of the opinion that "the followers of Sikh faith are likely to feel grave insult to their religious sentiments by continued circulation of videos of Sakshi Bhardwaj on social media. Moreover, social harmony and law and order situation is likely to get adversely affected, if (Google India) is not restrained from publication of the derogatory videos." It had been alleged in the complaint filed that Google India had refused to remove the offensive videos from YouTube without the intervention of the court. Note that in September this year, a case had been registered against Bhardwaj for posting a number of anti-Sikh videos on social media, by the Ambala police (in Haryana) under Section 295 of the IPC, which deals with "injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion", as reported by TOI. YouTube ad policy Earlier this year, in June, YouTube updated its advertising policy for content creators to…
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