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Alibaba founder summoned to Indian court over fired employee's lawsuit

07/27/2020 - 09:27

A court in India has summoned Alibaba founder Jack Ma to a hearing. The lawsuit was filed by a former employee of the UC Web subsidiary Pushpendra Singh Parmar. He claims he was unfairly fired after he drew attention to the publication of fakes in Alibaba-owned apps, Reuters reports.

UNclimatechange via flickr
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The ex-UC Web employee claims that the UC Browser and UC News apps were spitting false news "to cause social and political upheaval." 

Civil Judge Sonia Sheokand issued a subpoena for Jack Ma and about a dozen individuals or the company divisions, asking them to appear in court on July 29.

Earlier, the Indian authorities blocked about 60 Chinese applications amid the conflict on the border with China. Among them are UC Browser and UC News. During the conflict on the border between the two countries on June 16, 20 Indian soldiers were killed.