Pursuit of right to be forgotten on the Internet raises complex questions in India

Indian actor Ashutosh Kaushik is seeking to remove Internet content relating to his cases of drunken misconduct.
Indian actor Ashutosh Kaushik is seeking to remove Internet content relating to his cases of drunken misconduct.PHOTO: ASHUTOSH KAUSHIK

NEW DELHI - Mr Ashutosh Kaushik, a 41-year-old actor, has sought his right to be forgotten (RTBF) in a recent petition to the High Court of Delhi.

"Why should I continue suffering for something that I have already been punished for?" he asked The Straits Times last week, outlining the basis for his impassioned plea.

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