Blogs Blocked In INDIA


This is the news that has hit the Indian Blog Community and is widely being talked about. I am one of those lucky bloggers who use BSNL broadband and BSNL has not yet banned the blog sites like Blogpot.

Many Major and small ISPs have blocked blog sites like blogspot,geocities and many more. I realized it when last night one of my friend who uses Airtel told me that my blog was not opening. I first ignored it suggesting him that may be it was problem with his server.But then News in blog community and news on Indian news channel like Ndtv told me the reality.

The news showed that Departmet of Communication has issued such orders, but the department nor the ISPs are giving any clarifications or comments on this issue.
They suggested that this step has been taken by the government as the blogs were being used to spread misinformation and was threat to national security,like some blogs gave infomrnation on the islamic terrorist groups.

But all this is really weird. Bloggers across the country and angry and confused. Blogs are like a vitrual world of thousands of bloggers,where they talk about all the things. They give their views,opinions or discuss somethings. Blog sites have become an inseparable part of their lives.

Not being able to access any blog is so annoying for blogger. When will this thing be sorted out. Bloggers wait confused and angry, while we all wait to hear a word from the government!

9 comments:

Sohrab Arora said...

Shameless bunch of morons, this government! sometimes im baffled when i try to reason out any policy decision of these pinheads sitting right at the top of indian setup.
i just hope that reason prevails and the blogs are back sooner than later...

Raman said...

This is totally ridicolous.They cant stop bombings and killing of hundreds of innocent ppl,c mumbai train blasts. And by banning blogs , they are trying to curb terrorism?
Shame on THEM

swati kher said...

What does Indian govt want to prove by soing this?

Naveen said...

What is going one? Blocking the entire blog sites, This is really uncalled for.

Kiren said...

Threat to nation?
Is it a joke?

Anonymous said...

I am voicing my opinion on the recent ban imposed by the indian government on the banning of blogs n blog writers.Besides this being a personal loss for me it is a gross violation of Fundamental Rghts.The right to freedom of speech and _expression states that every indian has the freedom to express his or her views on any issue keeping in mind the feelings of others.
Let us try to analyse what made the government take such a step.The reason I feel led to this drastic decision was due to growing resentment against the government especiallly on it's policies like the reservation issue.But that in no way justifies the action as we have the full right to raise our voice against any issue which we feel is detrimental to the overall progrees of the country.Another reason I can think of is that blogs had become a very strong medium to express oneself and the government was afraid of its poplarity......
But all said and done there is no valid reason which can justify this action.Let us all come together and fight with the system to get our right to express ourselves freely back...But one more thing I would like to tell blog readers and writers is avoid expressing too strong opinions on sensitive issues so that you do not hurt the feelings of others....

Rammy said...

Thank god the ban has been revoked!

Saira said...

ya it was a bit weird...but they were just asked to block 4 blogs then....and dont knw why they blocked all of them and i guess till now coz of that the link is kinda broken...
keep posting..:)

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