Authoritarian UPA regime block Blogspot domain

published on February 12, 2011

Attempt by GOI to suppress democracy, and the basic rights of citizens to express themselves, is in full swing yet again. Many Indian websites and blogs that expose the corrupt and anti-national policies of the current government of India are being silenced, by denying the readers access to these sites by deliberately blocking them.Protest against this authoritarian UPA regime in India to silence the dissent voices were echoed in twitter and other social networks. Readers need to also take necessary action or use strategies to get around these blocks to access the websites and blogs.

Blogspot Domain Blocked In India Again

Internet service providers (ISPs) in India have done it once again. They are systematically blocking the Blogspot Domain, upon which popular blogging happens on a daily basis. ISPs that have reported to blocked Blogspot include Airtel, BSNL, Tikona, Tata, Idea, etc.

As usual, measures to fight this website blocking exercise have already surfaced. The best way to view and access the blocked blogs is to use a proxy server to access the same. Since ISPs in India cannot block internet protocol addresses located out of India, this can restore access to the blocked blogs.

India has a draconian cyber law in the form of information technology act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000). It was deliberately amended by the information technology amendment act, 2008 (IT Act 2008) for the sole purpose of getting absolute and unaccountable e-surveillance, internet censorship and website blocking powers.

Repeated requests to the Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh in this regard also proved futile. Till now the prime minister’s office (PMO) has not shown any willingness to reform this situation.

In these circumstances self defence seems to be the only choice for citizens of India.

Read detailed report at
http://tljind.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/blogspot-domain-blocked-in-india-again/

and

Self Defence In Indian Cyberspace

http://hrpic.blogspot.com/2010/10/self-defence-in-indian-cyberspace.html

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