US lesson to India, respect Internet freedom
Amid the Indian government has been planning to impose banned on some sites reportedly indulged in causing some harm and encouraging the exodus of northeast people in the country, US has urged India to respect the fundamental freedom during probing the matters.
Commenting on the issue about India blocking some websites for allegedly orchestrating a campaign of hatred, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland,"The US have seen these reports that northeastern Indians are returning to the northeast from cities in southern India, and these media reports that the returns are due to concerns about personal safety."
"On the larger question of Internet freedom, you know where we are on that issue, and we are always on the side of full freedom of the Internet," she added.
She further said,"But as the Indian government continues to investigate these instances and preserve security, we also always urge the government to maintain its own commitment to human rights, fundamental freedoms, rule of law."
The US had not asked for any investigation by the Indian government nor was it part of the investigation, Nuland said, noting that India itself has "called an investigation of some of the sources of the rumours that have caused people to start to move".
"And so we are going to obviously watch and see how that process goes forward," she said.
(With inputs from IANS)
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