Govt suspends downloading, uploading of blasphemous video

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 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 reads.
“In exercise of the powers conferred U/S 5(2) of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, the Government in the interest of public safety and for maintaining public order, hereby directs that all licensed Telecom Service Providers/ Internet Service Providers shall make arrangements to ensure that their subscribers/ customers/ clients in the State 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. 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”.

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