Anti-Islam film: Centre, state reply sought
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The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the state and Central governments to file a reply to a petition that raises the issue of the controversial anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.
The petition has been filed by a local Congress member Ameen Mustafa Idrisi, who said the film has hurt the religious feelings of Muslims through its depiction of Prophet Mohammed.
The film had evoked sharp reactions, including violent protests, across the world after it was released on the Internet.
The petition seeks action against Google and YouTube under Sections of the IPC and the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The directive came after public prosecutor Revati Mohite-Dere told the court that an FIR has been filed in the case and investigations are on. Dere also noted that several sites have been blocked and, in some cases, recommendations have been received from the cyber cell of the police.
The case has been kept for hearing after two weeks.
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