Delhi High Court asks Twitter to remove post of historian alleging plagiarism

A bench of Justice Amit Bansal also sought response from Meta Inc, the parent company of social media platform Facebook, as Sampath had alleged that defamatory content was circulated on the platform.

The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed micro-blogging site Twitter to remove several tweets made by academician Audrey Truschke against historian Dr Vikram Sampath, accusing Vinayak Damodar Savarkar of plagiarism by him in relation to his work.

A bench of Justice Amit Bansal also sought response from Meta Inc, the parent company of social media platform Facebook, as Sampath had alleged that defamatory content was circulated on the platform.

However, the court did not pass any order removing the Facebook post as he is not yet a party to the petition.

In his defamation suit, Sampath stated that he is the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London. However, academics Dr. Audrey Truschke, Dr. Ananya Chakraborty and Dr. Rohit Chopra recently accused him of plagiarism in a letter to the Royal Historical Society in London. He said Truschke and others later sent another communication to the society alleging further plagiarism in his work and also posted it on Twitter and Facebook.

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