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How important is the judgement of the Karnataka HC in the Manish Maheshwari vs UP Police case?

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Legal experts weigh in on the judgement pronounced yesterday in the matter of Twitter India's employee Maheshwari’s petition that he filed after UP Police named him in an FIR over the Ghaziabad assault video case.  The Karnataka High Court's judgement quashing Uttar Pradesh Police's Sec 41A notice to Twitter India's Manish Maheshwari and the observations made by Justice G Narender has been termed as 'monumental' and of 'tremendous importance' by legal experts and researchers. But why? Why it matters: This decision and the observations made by the Karnataka High Court may have repercussions on other cases that have been registered against Twitter India and Maheshwari, since the court has stated that Twitter India is an independent entity, and has no control over the content on its platform. One of the cases that have been filed against Maheshwari and Twitter India by Madhya Pradesh Police involves an incorrect depiction of the Indian map on the micro-blogging platform. MediaNama spoke to a number of experts in the legal domain who pointed out that although the judgement will not be binding to other High Courts in the country and that they will be free to give their own directions, the detailed nature of the Karnataka High Court will have some 'persuasive value' that may come to the aid of the courts while coming to a decision. Some also opined that UP Police may choose to approach Supreme Court for appealing this order. Background: However, before we go into any further details, here is a…

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