India likely to ban controversial film
The Indian Home Ministry has forwarded a request of the Jammu and Kashmir government to block all webpages where the film is available to Director General of Computer Emergency Response Team India for urgent action.
"The DG CERT-In is looking into the matter and in all probability the webpages will be blocked soon," a Home Ministry official said on Thursday.
Angered by the anti-Islam film, protesters stormed the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi in Libya on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
There was similar attack on the US Embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Tuesday night.
Protesters Thursday stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen capital Sanaa and burned the American flag.
Government has already beefed up security at US embassy here and four of its consulates -- Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.
The five US diplomatic missions are considered "high risk" category buildings and are being provided round-the-clock security including monitoring of ingress and egress of every individual.
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