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Delhi HC Directs Mint to Remove Defamatory Article & Posts Against YouTuber Gaurav Taneja

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Aastha Thakur

Published on: 28th July 2022 at 21:05 IST

The Delhi High Court passed order in favour of YouTuber Gaurav Taneja aka Flying Beast and ordered the Mint newspaper and its journalist Shepali Bhatt to remove the article and tweets that were directed to defame the YouTuber and his family.

The case was filed against the defamatory article published by the financial newspaper Mint on May 8 calling for brands to disassociate with the popular YouTuber by claiming that Taneja peddled propaganda, apart from reeking misogyny, child abuse, and abuse of their pet dog. The article was published after Gaurav Taneja tweeted a picture of himself performing a housewarming ritual with his wife Ritu Rathee and thei daughter.

Then injunction suit was filed by YouTuber against allegedly defamatory article, ordering them to delete or remove defamatory articles from their profile or any other website where the allegedly defamatory material was published against them.

The application filed under CPC Order 39 Rule 1 and 2 was likewise earlier dismissed by the District Court of Delhi. Thereafter, the application was filed against the order passed before the Delhi High Court.

The Court directed the Mint Newspaper, subsidiary media outlet of Hindustan Times to remove the articles from its sites and from any other websites it was published.