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Delhi HC Restrains Netflix & Others from Broadcasting Of Documentary “A Big Little Murder” Based On Ryan International School Murder Case

The Delhi High Court has restrained Netflix, Channel News Asia and others from broadcasting or streaming the documentary titled “A Big Little Murder” based on the tragic death of a 7-year-old boy who was found dead in the washroom of Gurugram-based School. Dealing with a plea moved by the school’s trust namely Xavier’s Education Trust, a single judge bench comprising of Justice Jayant Nath however clarified that the defendants may stream the documentary after deleting all references to the school in question and also deletion of portions where school’s building is depicted. “In my opinion, the impugned act is contrary to the orders passed by the Ld. ASJ, Gurugram and the co-ordinate bench of this court. Plaintiff has made out a prima facie case,” the Court observed. The plaintiff trust had approached the High Court by way of an application under Order 39 Rules 1 and 2, CPC seeking an ex parte injunction to restrain the defendants from marketing, broadcasting, streaming, telecasting, and making available in any form or in any medium the documentary or its trailers or abridged versions and also to take down the same from the website and social media platforms.

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