NEW DELHI, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Indian government has ordered the blocking of more than 250 websites in which morphed images and videos were uploaded to incite people, leading to the exodus of the northeast people from southern and western India, reported Press Trust of India on Monday.
Indian Home Ministry officials said more than 130 websites have been blocked till now while the rest will be blocked shortly.
The government is also contemplating to take up the CERT-In ( Computer Emergency Response Team-India) findings at the international forum.
The latest exodus was reportedly triggered by what some government officials call the biggest instance of cyber warfare on India in recent times.
A Pakistan-based hardline group is suspected to have been involved in doctoring images and spreading them across social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to incite people and create panic among people from the northeastern region living across India.
This took place after communal violence killed about 80 people in the northeast Indian state Assam in fightings between Muslims and local ethnic Bodo people.