Indian Court Asks Facebook, Google to Remove Anti-Religious Content

As a follow up to the request by various Indian politicians to remove content from Orkut, a trial court has asked Facebook and Google to remove “anti-religious” and “anti-social” content from their networks.  This request includes the removal of videos from YouTube and social posts from Google’s Orkut network, as well as Google search and Facebook’s entire database.

The request is about ensuring that posts on the networks are deleted before they can cause disruptions in the social structures of India.  Many anti-religious posts could possibly cause uprisings and riots, as theorized by India’s Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, who refers to these posts as “illegal”.

Part of the request comes from a civil suit led by Mufti Aijaz Arshad Qasmi, and criticizes use of the images of Hindu Gods, the prophet Mohammed and other religious figures.

Read more about the news at Truthdive, and let us know what you think — should the government intervene in these matters?