Delhi HC Dismisses Musk’s Application for Suspension of Account
The Delhi High Court on Friday spent Rs 25,000 in costs sought by new Twitter owner Elon Musk as part of a plea challenging the suspension of the user’s account for alleged violations of its rules.
Justice Yashwant Varma called the plea “ill-conceived”.
“This application is not properly considered. It cannot be disputed that the organization is fully represented and therefore, there was no need to file the application. Accordingly, it was dismissed with costs of Rs 25,000,” said the judge.
Initially, the court said “even we need to have fun” and asked the applicant’s lawyer if he was serious about prosecuting the application.
In this regard, Advocate Raghav Awasthi, representing the applicant, said that his instructions were to emphasize the application.
He said Musk was not only a director but also a major shareholder in Twitter and was a necessary part of the matter.
The petition stated that Musk has a very unique way of speaking freely and, therefore, his views were important to be heard.
The high court heard the plea of Dimple Kaul, who said that her Twitter account had more than 2,55,000 followers and was used to post educational content on history, literature, politics, archaeology, Indic culture, non-violence, equality. , women’s rights etc.