Indian Government Takes At Least 250 Websites Offline

Move is in response to images on websites that incentivize exodus from India's north east.


Stepping up its drive against "erring" portals, government has ordered blocking of more than 250 websites in which morphed images and videos were uploaded to incite people leading to exodus of people belonging to the northeast from Karnataka and some other states.

Home Ministry officials said more than 130 websites have been blocked till now while the rest will be blocked shortly. "We are planning to block some more sites," an official said.

The government is also contemplating to take up the CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team-India) findings at the international forum as it has turned out to be the biggest instance of cyber warfare on India in recent times.