Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blogspot blocked by India

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.

Although all these powers were granted to Indian government and its agencies yet till now the government of India in general and ministry of communication and information technology (MCIT) in particular have defaulted in providing such civil liberty protection safeguards.

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.

Please see this link

Why do they block us; basically Indian ruling class is afraid of freedom of speech; they have been selling the world an idea that everything is rosy in here. If we present anything else, they will charge us for sedition or something vicious like that.

They want world to believe that everyone is happily subjecting themselves to double digit food price inflation for 2 and half years in a row and everybody has one goal to see DOUBLE DIGIT GDP growth, anyway, anyhow.

Well I hate to break the news, but that's just fiction, pure unimaginable fiction.

Even after watching the fall of Mubarak's Egypt, I guess the political class is scared and lost of its senses.

Its not just my occasional posts, many journalists, students and people from all walks of life uses Google Blogspot service. The government of India just don't us to be heard.   

Please note: If the layout is lousy for this post, that's because even preview of the blog can't be done from India. However I will keep posting on this blog, so world would know.