Not Unbanned In India

Looks like Indian gov't only meant to lift the ban on the parent companies, not off of the specific blogs (h/t Editors in Pajamas):

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has instructed all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to block only the specified website/webpages on the parent website. The DoT, in its letter issued to all the ISPs has mentioned that it had come to notice that in some cases the parent website had been blocked in contravention to what was stated in its earlier order dated 13th July 2006 whereby it ordered the ISPs to block certain websites/webpages.

As such the DoT has now directed all the ISPs to strictly comply with the order dated 13th July 2006 and provide unhindered access to Internet except for the websites/webpages which have been specifically mentioned in its orders issued from time to time.

The DoT has further sought explanation from the erring ISPs as to why action be not taken against them for blocking unintended websites/webpages.

Gee, you would think that the Indian gov't was run by restrictive Muslims, rather then supposedly freedom and democracy loving Hindu's.

Anyhow, like I stated, couldn't ask for better press and notariety Tongue out I wonder if the Indian government has seen this post?

The Jawa Report has more (which is cross posted at the Dread Pundit Bluto)

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2 Responses to “Not Unbanned In India”

  1. Banned Update…

    Looks like the ban on the sites (thanks to Rusty!) now known as the "Band of the Banned" will remain. Here's a PIB Press Release from the Indian Government: e Department of Telecom (DoT) has instructed all the Internet Service Providers …

  2. Shamalama says:

    My Referrer Logs show that some people form India are getting through. I’m getting visits from Bombay and Palam. Maybe it’s the Indian Government (if so can’t they see that I support India?), or maybe it’s Indian citizens.

    Personally I’m enjoying the increased trraffic.

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