The Indian IT Ministry has asked YouTube to remove the IAF Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman 11 video links from its platform. He was captured by Pakistan as he tried to enter Pakistan’s airspace. Videos of him being captured and others were uploaded on YouTube.
The Ministry has asked YouTube to remove the clips as directed by the Home Ministry. A government source revealed this, adding that now the clips have been removed.
A Google spokesperson said that the company follows “valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove such material”.
Adding “Data on government requests to remove content from Google services is regularly updated in our transparency report.”
Well, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan as already as a ‘peace gesture’ announced that the captive held Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released today. It is a revolutionary step, proving that Pakistan and its leadership is mature and sensible. In war only innocent lives are lost, and there is nothing uglier than glorifying it.
Citizens on both sides of the border has used social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook to spread the message of peace. The Hashtag #SayNoToWar has trended both India and Pakistan.