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Govt asks Centre to block the anti-Islam video

chandigarh Updated: Sep 14, 2012 20:54 IST
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The Jammu and Kashmir government has approached the union government to block the anti-Islam video posted on YouTube and other social networking sites.

"The government is making every effort to ensure that video clips carrying blasphemous content are blocked and removed from the cyberspace," said an official statement issued on Thursday.

We have asked the central government to block the video, as it can cause a law and order problem in the state, said home commissioner B R Sharma.

Exactly two years back, in September 2010, the state government had asked the Centre to block anti-Islam postings on a social networking sites by pastor Terry Jones, which resulted in large-scale violence across the state in which 10 people were killed.

The Florida pastor is once again believed to be backing the latest blasphemous video uploaded on YouTube, a trailer of privately produced anti-Islam film that surfaced in the United States, sparking off violent protests in Middle East and North Africa.

Home commissioner said that most probably Terry Jones is involved in posting the video this time also.

A government spokesperson said, "The state government strongly denounces this desecrating act, as such acts are aimed at causing discord among the people of different faiths."

The spokesman said that such video clips cause great anguish among the peace-loving citizens and posting of such video clips on social media and networking sites is not acceptable in any society.