MeitY blocks Pakistan-based OTT platform website and social media sites
The government on Monday issued instructions to block the website of a Pakistan-based OTT platform, two mobile apps, four social media accounts and a smart TV app, saying a series aired by it was detrimental to India’s national security and integrity.
The Vidly TV platform had released a web series titled Sevak: The Confessions on the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and proved harmful to national security, sovereignty and the integrity of India, said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Three episodes of the web series have been released so far, he said.
“The action against Pakistan-based Vidly TV follows the assessment that the provocative and utterly fake web series Sevak was sponsored by Pakistan’s Information Operations apparatus,” the adviser said on Twitter. head of ministry Kanchan Gupta.
The action against Pakistan-based Vidly TV follows the assessment that the provocative and totally fake web-series “Sevak” was sponsored by Pakistan’s information operations apparatus. The first episode (of 3) was released on 26.11.2022, the anniversary of the Pakistani terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008.
— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) December 12, 2022
The web-series depicts an anti-Indian narrative on sensitive historical events and matters of national importance such as Operation Blue Star and its aftermath, the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the murder of a Christian missionary named Graham Staines, Malegaon blasts, Samjhauta Express blasts and interstate river water dispute related to Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal.
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