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Notice issued to Google raising security concerns with the project
State to write to Centre to proscribe KFD
Bangalore: In view of the terror threat to Bangalore, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday submitted a memorandum to the State Government to ban Internet firm Google's plans to create a three-dimensional panoramic view of Bangalore for its Street View service, offered on its Maps.
Jayanagar MLA Vijayakumar and State unit media in-charge S. Prakash submitted the memorandum to Minister for Home R. Ashok and urged him to permanently ban Google's Street View of Bangalore City on its maps platform.
Later, Mr. Ashok told presspersons that the police had already stopped the Street View and a notice has been issued to Google raising security concerns with the project.
The BJP, in a release, urged the government to instruct Google stop its project and handover to the police all documents that recorded the view of different city's streets. Mr. Prakash said Bangalore did house IT parks and central establishments that have been on the radar of terrorists.
The project was formally launched in May, and Bangalore was chosen as the first city in the country to be mapped.
Mr. Ashok said he would write to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to ban Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) in the wake of involvement of some of its members in anti-social activities.
Six KFD activists were arrested in connection with the recent kidnap and murder of two college students.
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