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The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered authorities to block the derogatory remarks made by former High Court judge, Justice CS Karnan on social media platforms observing that the damage caused would be incalculable if derogatory remarks continue to be uploaded online.
After hearing preliminary submissions made by Senior Advocate S Prabakaran, a Bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha allowed the ad-interim relief prayed for by the petitioner, the Tamil Nadu Bar Council.
In its petition, the State Bar Council had sought criminal and legal action against the former judge and had also prayed for an interim direction to block the URL of websites hosted by Facebook, YouTube and Google which had shared the ill content and video featuring Karnan's derogatory remarks.