Facebook in its latest 'Transparency Report' which covers the first half of 2017 revealed that request for data in India increased from 51.94% in 2016 to 54% through June, 2017.
Meanwhile, requests for account data increased by 21% globally compared to the second half of 2016, from 64,279 to 78,890.
In India, Facebook restricted access to 1,228 pieces of content from what it claims is in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies and the India Computer Emergency Response Team within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
According to Facebook, the majority of content restricted was alleged to violate local laws relating to defamation of religion and hate speech.
Also, 21 internet disruptions affected access to Facebook products and services in India. These disruptions were contained to specific regions.
India became Facebook's largest market in Asia Pacific by share (32.6%) of users, according to an eMarketer report.