India labels anti-Islam film ‘offensive material’Agence France-Presse . New Delhi
India on Sunday said that Google had blocked access in the country to an anti-Islam film which has triggered protests across the Muslim world as it condemned the ‘offensive’ movie.
‘Google India has, in compliance with Indian law, blocked access to the offensive material,’ foreign ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.
‘India has always strongly condemned all acts that disparage religious beliefs and hurt religious sentiments,’ he said in a statement, adding that authorities were also ‘in touch with US officials who share our concerns on the matter’.
A Google executive, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that it had blocked access to Internet users trying to watch the movie via YouTube which it owns. More than 80 people were arrested in the southern city of Chennai on Friday.
Google blocks anti-Islam film in Indonesia: govt
YouTube has begun restricting access to videos of an anti-Islamic film in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, a government official said Sunday.
‘Google, which is YouTube’s parent company, emailed us on Thursday evening to say it had blocked Indonesia’s access to 16 URLs related to the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ videos on the site,’ Communications and information ministry spokesman said.
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