More content blocked, India ask Pak to track who spread panic

After the recent morphed images and hate messages against people of the Northeast parts of India were reportedly uploaded from Pakistan, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has talks with Pak’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

He urged the Pak minister to provide support to track the people who are spreading such content on social networking sites.

The Home Minister raised the issue when Rehman Malik called him yesterday when Mr. Malik called him to give best wishes to be appointed as Home Minister of India.

Further, Shinde told Malik that fake images and hat messages had created panic among northeast people and they are forced to leave cities like Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.

In the meantime, the central government had blocked around 80 websites including users’ accounts and blogs for spreading objectionable material. On Saturday, 76 websites were blocked.

Talking to media, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said that bulk of SMSes and MMSes uploaded on such we pages were fake and were uploaded from Pakitan.

Till now, there is no official statement issued from the Pakistan High Commission, they rejected Indian govt allegations, a source said, “Pakistan wants a stable and peaceful neighbour.”

On the other hand, Mr. Shinde has said in his statement that Pak-based terror outfit Jamaat-e-Islami is responsible in spreading panic in India.

The Indian authorities had identified a video uploaded on YouTube on July 13 showing a protest march against the alleged mass killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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