Blogspot/Typepad is banned by ISPs in INDIA!!

Where is the bloddy democracy!?

Where the hell is the freedom of speech!?

If it was because they thought terrorists use blogs to communicate and spread, why don’t they stop emails, and for that matter kill the internet,phones, and even snailmails for that matter. I mean, no communication would surely serve the purpose of not letting any terrorist communicate!! It’s be pretty childish to come down to such level, but after DoT came out with this ban, I’ve started to doubt the responsible people’s IQ levels!

Every technological invention has its advantages, which can be used for good or a bad purpose. And you cant really stop people from using that technology. Its a personal thing, a pure matter of choice, and individually one should be punished for making a wrongful or sinful choice. Why should a whole community suffer from a few bad people’s wrong use of it. Where is our india going if this is what the outcome is after 7/11 mumbai blasts!

I’m so pissed off, and am not going to keep it cool or not talk abt it. Wether if that means DoT have to ban my blog, or put me behind the bars, because I’m going to fight for this till the ban is taken off!! This is totally unacceptable for me, and should be the same for the other indian genuine bloggers who use public blogging sites like typepad and blogger.com

What surprises me more is the dictatorship that they are showing off by simply doing it. Haven’t they ever thought of any consequences? Aren’t they smart enough to see where this ban will lead to? Do they really think indian people will take it lying down??

I mean, this happened the second time in less than a month or two, in my enviornment. First was the ban on the movie “fanna” which was totally childish and for political reasons. I admire Narendra modi for what he’s doing, what he has done so far, And he wasnt even actively involved in banning that movie, still his name was used as such. And unfortunately Fanna was not released in any of the theatres around, which to me, came out like a shock. If it was a public protest, they should have let fanaa release, and let people decide whether they want to watch it or not, and then people could have shown the dislike for Aamir Khan’s statement by not going to watch fanna. But putting a ban and not letting it release, is like a large knife cut on the freedom of the choice for people here.

And this is repeating again, this time with a second controvercial issue, blogging used by terrorist. Its even sounding so funny to me, i cant even imagine being it true. I blog from like 3 yrs now. I have been surfing and bloghopping a lot. And so far, I’ve never seen any terrorist write on a blog about when/where/how he is going to blast such and such place at such and such time. [ infact, if anyone who reads me, has seen someting like it, let me know..I’d love to see that blog] No kidding, but that notion seems so ridiculous to me.

Anyhow, If they think, banning a blog means they can ‘stop’ terrorists communication, then they are not just acting childish, they would prove to be having IQ in negative numbers. Why blogs, I know i sound quite repeatative, but still.. Why?!

*Sighs*. Why none of the DoT people has ever thought of putting a proposal of banning weapon making?!

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9 thoughts on “Blogspot/Typepad is banned by ISPs in INDIA!!

  1. the woman says:

    Oh, the other time it was the pak govt doing it.. and now, India? Sheesh, hopefully it doesn’t happen here.. It’s darn frustrating huh?! Damn it. Sue them!

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  3. Sheesh, longest post I’ve seen on your blog for sometime. You really look like calling out and out war. So do I, but don’t even have a clue what to do.So far all I did was send an RFI.

  4. From an article in the Times Of India –

    Fortunately, technology makes it easy to circumvent such ham-handed censorship. The methods fall into two categories. One, if your ISP goofed up and blocked the wrong site, what you want is to gingerly step around the block using a proxy. The simplest way to achieve this is with Torpark, a project that combines the Firefox browser and the Tor anonymous proxy service into a single point-andclick install for Windows users. Get it from http://torpark.nfshost.com.

    Torpark behaves exactly like the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers you are familiar with, but is unaffected by censorship. Tor operates a series of proxy routers around the world that pass your pages through at least three random routers before delivering them to you. This ensures that your ISP does not know what sites you are accessing, and hence cannot block them. The more people who use Tor, the more effective it becomes against wrongful censorship. You can read more about Tor at
    http://tor.eff.org.

    Two, go to http://www.shysurfer.com, type in the address of the site you want to access, and hit Browse. ShySurfer will load the page for you. If you want to follow any link on the page however, you will have to repeat the process. This is a cumbersome process you have to put up with for being on a restricted network.

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