New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’s wing Research for Resurgence Foundation (RFRF), in their first move to create Indian-centric technological products and Indian search engine, has launched its own local language email domain, Indian Express reported. Also Read - India Battles COVID-19: Positive Cases Soar to 3,374, Death Toll Reaches 77; Govt Issues Fresh Advisory: 10 Points
“We are thinking about a total Bharatiya Internet. Not only with email ID, but search engine, then Bharatiya domain name, websites, content, and everything. That is the plan we are working on,” the newspaper quoted trustee of RSS affiliate Mukul Kanitkar as saying. He added that there will be a privacy issue because the hardware has been bought from outside and it does not guarantee the privacy of user’s data. “That indigenisation will take a lot of time. Only then will it be properly secure. If you are using a Cisco router and a Chinese connector, you cannot be sure that your data is private,” he told the newspaper. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Millennials Most Vulnerable to Infection, 17% Patients Above 60 Years
Notably, the email service was inaugurated at an RFRF event held at Vigyan Bhavan yesterday. For the next step, the organisation is looking for an algorithm that will promote “indigenous content”, the newspaper said in its report. “Today when you go to Wikipedia and search for something, first you get the Western thing about that, and then our own content. Agar aap Chhattisgarh ke kisi tribe ki jaankaari chahte hain, the first references will be western references… There is nothing wrong in that. But if there are able to do it in Gondi, they will be able to get their own references,” Kantikar said while emphasising on the need for having our own search engine. Also Read - 2,902 Cases, 68 Deaths: India Records Highest single-day Spike With 601 New Patients- Top Developments
The RSS wing RFRF’s trustee also said that they would try to build an Indian search engine in the country itself. However, the creation of the search engine might take some time. Further, 1GB data will be provided to every email account via an iOS and Android free mobile app, Pata Bharat, or via web access at mail.pata.bharat in all available Indian languages and at mail.patabharat.com in English.