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Delhi High Court directs Twitter to remove 5 more tweets against Vikram Sampath by Audrey Truschke

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The Delhi High Court has given a big blow to the historian Audrey Truschke, by directing micro-blogging site twitter to take down five more tweets posted by Truschke against the historian Dr Vikram Sampath over the alleged plagiarism in his two-volume biography of Vinayak Damodar.

The Delhi High Court bench of Justice Amit Bansal said that Hinduphobic professor Audrey Truschke had put out tweets that were defamatory in nature and has now been asked to remove the five tweets that were posted against Dr Sampath.

The court noted “Despite ad interim injunction passed by this Court vide orders 18th February 2022 and 24th February 2022, the defendant no.1 continues to post defamatory material against the plaintiff on the platform of the defendant no. 4/Twitter,” the court noted.

One thing that court observed was that Truschke had never appeared in court failing which a prima facie case is made out on behalf of Sampath. The matter will now be heard on July 28.

A petition was filed by Vikram Sampath against Audrey Truschke and others, over defamatory comments and false allegations brought against him on the social platform.

The distinguished historian had requested court to direct tweets posted by Truschke on Twitter to be deleted.

It all started when three associate professors of USA named Ananya Chakravarti, Rohit Chopra and the infamous Audrey Truschke, made an allegation against Vikram Sampath for plagiarism

In their letter to Royal Historical Society of UK, the associate professors said that essays and sentences were lifted by Vikram Sampath without attribution from some important thesis.

The claims by everyone fell flat when the references needed were cited in the index .The attempt to dimantle the image of Sampath made them put their own credentials in doubt.

The Delhi High Court has said that Truschke has to withdraw her tweets against Vikram Sampath within a period of 48 hours.

On 18th February the Delhi High Court , in an interim order restrained Audrey Truschke, Rohit Chopra and Ananya Chakravarti from publishing defamatory online content against Sampath, but they did not agree .

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