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Indian bloggers railing against censorship

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Indian Government officials at the High Commission of India in London could not confirm or deny whether the Indian Government had ordered the sites to be blocked.

 

Based on media reports, there is no blanket ban on blogs or websites. Three or four sites have been advised to be withdrawn from the Internet. Bloggers are convinced that as many as 22 sites are being blocked. Bloggers are blaming both government and ISPs for this censorship.  Some bloggers are threatening to take the Indian Government to the Indian Supreme Court over the alleged infringement of their rights, according to web reports. They believe it is undemocratic and against the right to freedom of expression. The Indian High Commission could not comment on whether blocking the websites went against the Indian Constitution.

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