India asks social media firms to remove content justifying killing of a Hindu

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Protest against the killing of a Hindu man, in New Delhi

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has asked social media platforms to immediately remove content that encourages, glorifies or justifies the killing on Tuesday of a Hindu tailor, the government said.

A Hindu man was killed in his tailoring shop in a northwestern Indian town on Tuesday, and two machete-wielding Muslim men in a video claimed responsibility for it, raising tension in the area.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a notice issued late on Wednesday that the removal of the content was necessary "to prevent any incitement and disruption of public order and to restore public peace and harmony."

(Reporting by Aditya Karla; Writing by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by William Maclean)

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