On 28th December 2021 Delhi High Court directed WhatsApp to either take down or block over 80 groups illegally circulating the e-newspapers of the Dainik Bhaskar Corporation Limited.
Justice Sanjeev Narula held in the case of DB Corp Ltd v WhatsApp LLC and Orsthat a prima facie case is made out and therefore an irreparable loss would be caused if an ex-parte injunction is not granted to restrain the illegal circulation and distribution of the group’s e-newspapers.
The Court while dealing with a suit filed by the Dainik Bhaskar Group which runs and operates the newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar and Divya Marathi, issued summons to Whatsapp and the administrators of the groups circulating the e-papers.
The Court directed the defendants to file their written statements within 30 days.The case will now be listed before the Roster Bench on May 2, 2022.
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