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Is online freedom under threat in India?

20 February 2012 Last updated at 06:33 GMT

The government in India has pledged that it will not censor social media, in response to a growing uproar over its internet guidelines.

The rules require websites to remove any content which could be offensive or objectionable within 36 hours of receiving a complaint.

Critics say the approach is an infringement of free speech. The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Mumbai.