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DoT derides ISP on censorship issue

Submitted by Karthik on 21 July, 2006 - 19:47

The Economic Times confirms that the DoT has ordered ISPs to only block the blogs in question rather than entire domains or IP addresses.

DoT has also issued a show cause notice to ISPs following pressure from the government. “The DoT has further sought explanation from the erring ISPs as to why action be not taken against them for blocking unintended websites and webpages,” a government notice on the issue said.

DoT’s decision to block certain blogs raised a hue and cry as many ISPs in a rush to report compliance, blocked the whole domain of and This resulted in Indian internet user being denied access to millions of blogs.

Moreover, some of the bloggers assert that DoT’s decision of blocking these sites was very arbitrary as all blogs did not have anti-national content.

Source: Economic Times.