Aaradhya Bachchan daughter of Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan filed a legal case against YouTube tabloids for allegedly spreading false information about her health condition. Read to know in detail.
A lawsuit is initiated on behalf of Aaradhya Bachchan, the 11-year-old daughter of actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Against specific YouTube channels that were found guilty of spreading false information about her health. The Delhi High Court heard the case on Thursday, with Aaradhya’s father Abhishek as the plaintiff. And then came up with the decision. On the other hand, Justice C Hari Shankar, who saw the proceedings, stated that circulating alarming rumors about children, whether they are celebrities or not, is against the law and unacceptable.
Therefore, nine YouTube channels were issued Summons in a case where the court prohibited the further dissemination of certain content. The court stated that such misleading information about celebrities had been circulated before. But the videos involving a child in this case displayed a disturbing level of depravity from those who circulated it. This is a complete disregard for the child’s welfare. The defendants are also prohibited from publishing or sharing any videos that are identical or similar in content to the videos referred to in the URLs under the case. This includes all videos related to the plaintiff’s physical condition. The Delhi High Court additionally directed Google to reveal the identities of the defendants to the Bachchan family and take immediate and firm action to disable the URLs specified in the complaint.
Justice Hari Shankar’s opinion in the Aaradhya Bachchan case
Also in this matter Justice Hari Shankar criticized the mentioned YouTube channels and questioned them about their policies, stating, “As a YouTube platform, why don’t you have a protocol in place for such matters? You have a responsibility to restrict the spreading of misleading information on your platform. He further said that these things are unacceptable and can not be ignored.