Central Govt To Monitor Orkut On Sena Backlash

Google-owned social-networking site Orkut will not be banned by the Indian government pending evaluation of a complaint lodged by nationalist political party Shiv Sena, Indiantelevision.com reports. A section of the Shiv Sena cracked down on cyber cafes in Mumbai to protest against certain hate-communities on the orkut.com, which allegedly contained derogatory material about Shivaji and the Thackeray family [via TOI]. Reuters also reported that the student wing of the Shiv Sena has asked public Internet centres in India to partly block access to Orkut, and is making a software to monitor abusive communities on the popular social networking site.