Government orders blocking of over 250 websites
New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): The government has ordered the blocking of over 250 websites in which morphed images and videos were uploaded to incite Muslims, leading to the exodus of people belonging to the northeast from Karnataka and some other states.
Home ministry officials said more than 130 websites have been blocked till now while the rest will be blocked shortly.
"We are planning to block some more sites," an official said.
Government is also contemplating to take up the CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team-India) findings at the international forum as it has turned out to be the biggest instance of cyber warfare on India in recent times.
A Pakistan-based hardline group is suspected to have been involved in doctoring images and spreading them across social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to incite Muslims and create scare among people of northeastern region living across India.
Most of the online content started getting posted from 13th July and fake profiles were created for spreading morphed pictures, according to a Home Ministry report prepared in the wake of mass exodus of people belonging to the north east from Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Mumbai following rumours about possible attack on them.
Meanwhile, no fresh incident of violence was reported from any part of Assam where security was beefed up on the occasion of Eid on Monday.
"There are no fresh incidents of violence. We are in constant touch will all the districts and Eid prayers have passed off peacefully," Assam IGP (Law and Order) L R Bishnoi said on Monday.
He said police and security forces have been deployed in all districts and regular reports have been received.
There are reports of Eid celebrations from districts, including Kokrajhar, Chirang and Dhubri, which bore the brunt of the recent violence.
In Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called for peace and harmony in the state.
"Let us hope that this day of Eid will bring lasting peace and amity in the state. We will all have to work together and strive for peace," Gogoi said addressing people at the Machkhowa Idgah in Guwahati on Monday.
He said relief and rehabilitation of the affected people is the biggest priority of the government.
Gogoi also said that an action plan to deal with such incidents of violence would be prepared by the state administration and police.
Meanwhile, two more special trains from Bangalore reached Guwahati on Monday morning bringing around 2,000 passengers. (ANI)
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