'Downloading, uploading of blasphemous video stopped'
Govt Sends Reminder To Center To Block Links
Srinagar, Sep 20: The State Government today ordered suspension of downloading or uploading of content from all internet portals with regard to video/message/comments/excerpts of the blasphemous video titled “Innocence of Muslims” or by any other name.
The order issued by the Home Department here today reads: In exercise of the powers conferred U/S 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, in the interest of public safety and for maintaining public order, hereby directs that:- (i) All licensed Telecom Service Providers/ Internet Service Providers shall make arrangements to ensure that their subscribers/ customers/ clients in the State of Jammu and Kashmir should not be able to download or upload the contents with regard to film/message/comments/excerpts of the blasphemous video titled “Innocence of Muslims” or by any other name. If necessary, due to technical reasons, the Fully Qualified Domain Names shall be blocked viz www.youtube.com, www.facebook.com etc., (ii) They shall also ensure that the bulk mails that are being generated from their subscribers/clients do not contain this file/ versions of this file and the content and in case of suspicion/ detection, the same shall be blocked and filtered.
Jammu and Kashmir government today sent a reminder to the Cyber Law Division of the Union Information Technology Ministry to block over a dozen website links carrying the anti-Islam video.
"Some of the URLs have already been blocked but few are still accessible on the Internet," official sources said.
The Home Department has sent a reminder to the Cyber Law Division for blocking the URLs carrying the video that has led to widespread protests across the world, including the Kashmir Valley, the sources said.
While the situation has remained peaceful and under control in the Valley so far, it could deteriorate if quick action is not taken by the Union IT Ministry on the state government's request, they said.
"Barring stray incidents of violence, protests against the anti-Islam video have remained peaceful so far but the vested interests can exploit the prevailing sentiment by giving the protests a different hue," the sources added.
The state government yesterday condemned the anti-Islam video during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, terming the video as "an attempt to hurt the sentiments of people and disturb international peace."
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