Coming down heavily on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh weekly Organiser and The Commune for publishing reports “without any factual verification”, the Delhi high court has ordered the publications to take down their “defamatory articles” against a Delhi-based Christian school principal.

According to Bar and Bench, both publications in June had “reported” that the principal was involved in sexual activities with students and staff, “exploiting nuns and Hindu women”. Organiser called it an “Indian Catholic church sex scandal”.

The principal moved the court against both publications, saying their claims were untrue and that he had “never been involved in any sexual activity as alleged or a financial wrongdoing with any staff member, chef, student or nuns etc in any manner”.

He also filed a police complaint against Organiser and The Commune. He said the reports were “published without verification of the allegations” and had been published solely to “harm his reputation”.

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