No censorship on online streaming platforms content

No censorship on online streaming platforms content
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The electronics and IT ministry has no plans to introduce censorship on content appearing on online streaming platforms, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

New Delhi: The electronics and IT ministry has no plans to introduce censorship on content appearing on online streaming platforms, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

The government is committed to freedom of speech and expression and to citizen's privacy, as enshrined in the Constitution of India, Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

"There are several petitions/ Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed against online streaming platforms in the Supreme Court, and High Courts of India on regulation of video-on-demand contents," he said.

On whether the government plans to introduce censorship on the contents of such online streaming platforms, he said, "Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has no plans to introduce censorship on the content appearing on online streaming platforms".

The government is committed to freedom of speech and expression and privacy of its citizens as enshrined in the Constitution of India," he said.

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