Ban on Blogs lifted

Democracy is good.

After much of the protest from various Bloggers, individuals and groups; and the pressure from media, Indian government has finally lifted the ban from the Blogs and other sites, which were blocked a few days back (July, 13th-20th 2k6). The actual number of sites indented to be blocked seems be 17 and not 2500, as in my previous post.

The good thing about democracy is that there is a mechanism by which people can protest and raise questions against government decisions.

CNN IBN link for the story

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Blogging sites blocked in India

The Indian government seems to be adopting the Chinese policy of banning the sites, which it feels are anti-nation. It seems that the ISPs in India has been directed to block around 2500 (undisclosed) Sites and Blogs. And most ISPs going the Hanuman way, have blocked whole domain (like *.blogspot.com), instead of just blocking the particular Blogs. Funny, it may sound but I feel it’s a serious matter. There have been protests from many Bloggers.

 

Read more about it at Mridula’s Blog, and Google Goups