Google India has blocked access to anti-Islam film: Government

Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Google India has blocked access to ananti-Islam film that has triggered violence in many countries and led to the killing of the US ambassador inLibya, the government said today.

Strongly condemning all acts that disparage religious beliefs and sentiments, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin said India was in touch with US authorities on the issue.

“The Ministry of External Affairs is in touch with US officials who share our concerns on the matter. GoogleIndia has, in compliance with Indian law, blocked access to the offensive material,” he said.

However, a Google search on the Internet showed that the clips of the film were still available.

Responding to a query, the spokesperson said, “In connection with recent events we would like to reiterate that India has always strongly condemned all acts that disparage religious beliefs and hurt religious sentiments.”

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