India’s Government Asks ISPs To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites
There was a circular being promoted viral in social media stating the blockage of 32 websites including the top sites in India.
A list of websites were blocked by the government of India including the top sites like github, vimeo, dailymotion. Totally 32 websites were banned to access in India. The reason behind the blockage of this sites is prevent the ISIS content.
“The circular dated December 17th, cites Section 69A to Information Technology Act (2000) as the prime reason for the blocks. According to the section, it has the power to control the access of any website and also takes cares of the internet abuse. It questions empowers India’s central and state governments to intercept and monitor information that is being generated, transmitted or stored digitally if and only if, “necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence.”
Here is the list of 32 websites blocked by Indian government :
Its strange that Indian government blocked some biggie sites such as Github, pastebin, Dailymotion. Git hub has 8 million registered users worldwide. Its ridiculous that they blocked that huge website.
Times Of India reports that its correspondents were not able to access Pastebin, DailyMotion or GitHub using Vodafone’s 3G service, although they were able to get on the three sites via rival operator Airtel’s service.