Amul Cow Videos Row: Delhi High Court sought reply from Google and Facebook

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Anushka Mansharamani

A Plea was moved by the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) to the Delhi High Court alleging that certain videos is being shown by Google and Facebook which shows cruelty to the cows.

Justice Mukta Gupta asked for a reply from Facebook and Google for the plea filed by GCMMF and did not pass an interim order for the direct removal of the videos.

For the same allegation, the Delhi High Court sought a response from Google and Facebook.

The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) sells milk and other dairy products under the trademark of ‘Amul’.

The court sought an explanation from Nitin Jain, who posted the video to explain how the GCMMF was indulging in the act of cruelty to the cows.

They further asked him to explain why Amul’s mascot was a part of the video.

The plea filed contends that Nitin Jain’s post was slanderous in nature and disparages and denigrated the brand.

Advocates representing Nitin Jain stated that Amul Trademark was used for non-commercial purposes.

The court pertinently noted that the videos were online and accessible to the public since 2018 and therefore instead of passing an interim order it sought a reply from Nitin Jain.

The court lastly asked the defendant (Nitin Jain) to state any profits that were incurred due to the video and if yes, to further state the statement of accounts.

Matter is listed for 15th Jan, 2021.

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