YouTube has removed 11 links from Abhinandan Varthaman, pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF), who was captured by Pakistani forces when his MiG plane crashed in Azad Kashmir, according to Indian media.
YouTube Delete 11 Captured Videos of Indian Pilot
YouTube took this action at the request of the IT Ministry of India. According to an Indian media report, a ministerial official reported that the ministry had asked the Google-owned video streaming platform to remove the video links, which they called “offensive”.
The media reports quoted a Google spokesperson, saying: “We comply with valid legal requests from the authorities where possible, in accordance with our long-term policy, and act quickly to eliminate such material.”
The spokesperson also added that Google calls the removal of data requests by the authorities in its transparency report.
It is necessary to point out that the scheduled pilot will be launched today. He will be sent home by the Wagha border. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his release as a gesture of peace. After his release the hope is that the situation will calm down between the two neighbors.