Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Blogger, Geocities, Typepad is banned by RTI of India

Attention Indians! Post letter to RTI -IPs Lock
Blogger, Geocities, Typepad is banned by RTI of India due to Mumbai Attack

Everyone get shock to hear about IP blocking news. In another forum blogger community I got a letter which every blog holder have send it to RTI. Now its time to show our uniqeness againest RTI, India.
The letter is shown given below :

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To
Shri B.B. Bahi,
Joint Director and PIO(RTI)
Office of PIO (RTI)
Room No 1016, Electronics Niketan
Department od INfomation Technology (DIT)
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
6, CGO Complex, New Delhi

Sub: Information regarding the blocking of internet website domains

Dear Sir,

It has come to my attention that I , along with several other internet users accross the country, have been unable to access the following websites:

Http://www.blogspot.com
http://www.geocities.com
http://www.typepad.com

As well as the following sub domains:

http://sub-domain.blogspot.com
http://sub-domain.blogspot.com

On asking the relevant ISPs, their users were told these websites have been blocked under a directive of the Ministry of communication and Information Technology, Government of India.

I would like to use the right to infomation act to ascertain the following:

1. Has there been any such directive issued by the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology?
2. If so, why has this ban coma into force?
3. Why have these particular domain names been specifically banned?
4. When will this ban cease to exist?
5. If no such directive has been issued, why are these websites being blocked?
6. Who is responsible for ensuring that Indian citizens have the fredom to access these websites?
7. What form of redressal does an Indian citizen have to ensure that these websites are no longer blocked?


I must emphize here that these websites, are used by thousands of ordinary Indian Citizens to express their niews, thoughts and ideas. Indian citizens have the right to express their views freely, and have an unhinded exchange oh thoughts and ideas.

Blocking these websites universally and not allowing Indian citizens to read any of them is tantamount to hidering the freedom of expression of those thousands of ordinary Indian citizens.

I request you to kindly look into this matter. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Yours Sincerely,







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Aprox. 2500 letter already posted.
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2 comments:

ദില്‍ബാസുരന്‍ said...

If so, why has this ban coma into force?

അക്ഷരത്തെറ്റ് തിരുത്തി പോസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്യുന്നതല്ലേ നല്ലത്?

Anonymous said...

ഇപ്പോള്‍ കിട്ടിയതു

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