Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has written to the Centre demanding a ban on the broadcast of the film Muhammad: The Messenger of God on digital platforms following a complaint by a city-based organisation in this regard.
Deshmukh has demanded ban on the film under the Information Technology Act inorder to maintain the law and order situation in the state, said an official statement issued on Wednesday.
The organisation, Raza Academy, had submitted the complaint to the states cyber cell, seeking a ban on the films broadcast on digital platforms, it said.
However the statement does not specify details of the Academy's complaint.
The film is to be broadcast on July 21, it said.
The home minister has demanded that instructions be issued to prevent broadcast of the film on digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp among others.