Asia Bizz: Search engine giant Google Inc has removed content from its India domains after the orders from the Indian court. Google removed the content that was deemed to be objectionable by the New Delhi District Court.
Gaurav Bhaskar, a spokesperson from Google India, said that material from the India search results, Blogger, YouTube and the social networking site Orkut was blocked. The content was deleted from the domains .in and .Co.in, while it will remain accessible from other countries.
Bhaskar added that Google cannot take down the content that appears on the websites owned by the other companies and individuals. The government of India is now stepping towards the scrutiny of internet postings as well as mobile communications as it tries to eliminate provocative comments.
The company in a statement said that they believe that the access to information is the foundation of a free and prosperous society. The statement further added that where the content is illegal or breaks the terms of their terms of service, they will continue to remove it. Bhaskar also said that the deletion from Google is in accordance with the company’s policy of disabling illegal content on its property to comply with the local laws. The next hearings will be held on February 14 and 15.