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Karnataka High Court to dictate order in Twitter India employee Manish Maheshwari’s petition against UP Police on July 13

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The court was hearing the matter of Maheshwari’s petition that he filed after UP Police named him in an FIR over the Ghaziabad assault video case.  On July 13, the Karnataka High Court will begin dictating its order in the hearing of a petition filed by Twitter India employee Manish Maheshwari seeking relief from notices served by Uttar Pradesh police. Over the last few days, a single-judge bench of Justice G Narender has been hearing the petition in relation to content uploaded on Twitter and the UP Police seeking to question Maheshwari in that regard. Background: The content in question is a viral video of an elderly Muslim man who was attacked in Ghaziabad’s Loni district on June 5. While many took to social media to say that the attack was communal in nature, the Ghaziabad Police claimed that it was not, and it urged Twitter to take down such content. Following that, the Loni Border Police registered an FIR against a few people who uploaded the video and also, against Twitter Inc and Twitter India for allegedly failing to take down the content despite a ‘clarification’ issued by Ghaziabad Police. It is in this regard that the police sent two notices to Twitter India’s Manish Maheshwari, under Section 150 of the CRPC and Section 41 A respectively, urging him to appear in person at the police station for investigation purposes. UP Police's notice is illegal: Maheshwari's counsel During Friday's hearing senior advocate CV Nagesh, Maheshwari's counsel, reiterated his stance…

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