Humiliated India requests You Tube to remove 11 embarrassing videos of captured IAF Pilot Abhinandan
NEW DELHI - In order to overcome huge embarrassing situation India has requested You Tube to remove the controversial videos of the captured IAF Pilot.
The Indian IT Ministry has asked YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat on Wednesday, according to sources.
The ministry had asked YouTube to remove the clips following directive from the Home Ministry, a government source said.
When contacted, a Google (which runs YouTube) spokesperson said the company complies with “valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove such material”.
“Data on government requests to remove content from Google services is regularly updated in our transparency report,” the spokesperson added.
Pakistan held Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Wednesday after fighter jets of both the nations engaged in an air battle.
Videos of the captured Indian Air Force pilot were being released on the internet and netizens shared these videos across social media platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook. Hashtags like #BringbackAbhinandan, #SayNoToWar were trending as netizens from both the sides of border turned to social media to express their views.