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Center urges social media platforms to remove content justifying Udaipur murder

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As tensions mounted, the Ministry of Information asked social media platforms to remove content about the Udaipur murder. Disturbing footage of a tailor being attacked by two men on Friday had gone viral on social media.

Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor, was murdered on Tuesday by 2 men in Udaipur, Rajasthan (Photo PTI)

Given the sensitivity surrounding the murder of Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor in Udaipur, Rajasthan, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has stepped in and demanded that content evoking strong emotions be removed from media platforms social.

The ministry issued a notice asking the platforms to remove the content to avoid incitement and disruption of public order.

Sources told India Today that the IT Ministry believes that curbing inflammatory content is necessary to restore public peace and harmony.

After disturbing footage of the attack went viral on social media, many stories began blaming a community for the violence, with some glorifying or even justifying the killing.

In an effort to curb the violence and maintain law and order, the Ashok Gehlot government suspended internet services for 24 hours across the state. The authorities have also imposed Article 144 in all districts for the coming month.

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