Govt issues order to close websites with communal content

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New Delhi: Fearing that terror groups might be using the internet to incite religious intolerance, the government has blocked nearly 40 websites with communal content relating to a minority community including the posts on social media and video website.

According to official sources, Government has issued order under Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 to block some…videos that could incite minority community.

The order to block the online videos, dated June 29, was issued to all Internet service providers, who have now blocked most of such posts. However, a few of them are still accessible and the Internet service providers have claimed that these posts can’t be blocked totally since they have been posted through a ‘secure Internet protocol’.