BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Thursday despatched a lawful discover to cartoonist Rachita Taneja for registering and blocking domain name on the parliamentarian’s identify following the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
The MP from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has asked Rachita Taneja, a social media influencer, to quickly restrain, cease and desist from using the web-site / area name ‘www.pragyasinghthakur.com’.
The Supreme Court docket on December 18 had, individually, issued a demonstrate-cause see to Rachita Taneja for her alleged scandalous tweets towards the top court.
The legal see despatched as a result of felony lawyer and Advocate on Record Namit Saxena alleged that there has been a pattern in Rachita Taneja’s posts the place she has deliberately named Pragya Thakur as a “terrorist” which is a “contumacious and intended with the sole intention to malign the image” of the BJP chief.
The discover additional alleged that Rachita Taneja’s intention is to create a narrative towards Pragya Thakur so as to hinder her pending demo.
Pragya Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts circumstance in which 10 persons have been killed and numerous injured. She is facing demo beneath the Illegal Things to do (Prevention) Act. In 2017, she was granted bail on health and fitness grounds.
The lawful discover states that Pragya Thakur was elected as a parliamentarian from Bhartiya Janta Social gathering on Could 24, 2019 and two months later on June 8, 2019 Rachita Taneja registered the domain identify www.pragyasinghthakur.com’.
It alleged that Rachita Taneja in her social media handles has deliberately posted baseless content which portrays an incorrect image of the BJP chief.
Pragya Thakur, as a result of her Delhi-dependent attorney, has mentioned some of Rachita Taneja’s posts in the lawful recognize to even further claim that the intention driving this was to “orchestrate a determined community hearing to impede the ongoing bench hearing versus the MP and harass her”.
“That the timeline on which these posts have been uploaded by you is incredibly crucial as you desired to produce a narrative towards my customer to malign her standing and goodwill immediately just after my client’s election benefits. This is in line with concerted initiatives produced to jeopardize my client’s image among the culture,” Mr Saxena reported in the authorized detect.
The BJP MP in the authorized see questioned to demonstrate result in inside of 7 days as to why and below what conditions and with what intention did Rachita Taneja buy/make/sign-up/block the mentioned domain title on June 8, 2019.
The politician questioned the cartoonist to restrain from utilizing the claimed website/area identify or any variant thereof in the identify of Pragya Thakur.
The observe to Rachita Taneja explained: “That in scenario you fail to comply with the terms of this observe, we shall be constrained to initiate acceptable lawful proceedings, equally civil and legal, towards you.”
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