The microblogging platform also argued that it had not been given enough time by the petitioner to file a response. While requesting the Delhi High Court to dismiss the petition filed against it for allegedly not complying with the IT Rules 2021, Twitter said that it was in the final stages of appointing a grievance redressal officer and an interim chief compliance officer. Twitter said the same in an affidavit filed in response to a notice issued by the Delhi High Court. MediaNama has obtained a copy of the affidavit. On May 31, the Delhi High Court heard a petition filed against the microblogging platform, wherein Twitter had said that it had appointed an interim grievance redressal officer, Dharmendra Chatur. The social media platform had also asked for time to reply and counter the allegations made by Amit Acharya, an advocate, in his petition filed in the Delhi High Court. Acharya’s petition alleged that Twitter had not complied with the new IT Rules 2021 as he claimed that he was unable to find the details of a resident grievance officer on the microblogging platform’s website. The advocate had urged the HC to direct Twitter to appoint a resident grievance officer and to implement other sections of the new rules. Twitter's counter to the petition Interim grievance officer withdrew his candidature: In the affidavit, Twitter said that when it was in the process of 'formalising' the appointment of an interim resident grievance officer (Chatur), he withdrew his candidature. Thus, as of…
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