Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1511 times:
The Indian Govt has placed a blanket ban on access to Yahoo Groups citing "national security" issues. Appraently to curb "anti-national" activities!
Once again, The otherwise incompetent Vajpayee Govt has shown that it cannot hides it fascist roots no matter how hard it tries!
Waht other newspaers have been saying:
India's Yahoo ! Groups ban - update
The Register, UK
India's blanket ban of Yahoo! Groups continues. It's not 100 per cent, but most of the largest ISPs have complied, removing access ...
India blocks Yahoo! Groups
The Register, UK
The world's largest democracy has blocked its citizens from accessing Yahoo!'s news groups, causing havoc to India's flourishing IT industry. ...
Government bans Yahoo! group
The Government of India's order blocking a Yahoo! e-group for allegedly carrying anti-India messages has created a huge furore online. ...
India bans Yahoo! Groups
The extreme measure has been taken to avoid users from accessing one e-group called Kynhun which hosts some anti-India content; results in a frustrated lot of ...
Is the government right in blocking all Yahoo groups?
Economic Times, India
The Computer Emergency Response Team of the Indian government has imposed a blanket ban on Yahoo groups citing postings in the 'kynhun' group. ...
India blocks Yahoo site
By John Ribeiro.
BANGALORE, INDIA - India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued orders to ISPs (Internet Service Providers ...
'Anti-national' Yahoo Groups blocked
Mid-Day Mumbai, India
Cyberspace users in India are up in arms against the government. For the first time since the Information Technology Act, 2000, was ...
India blocks Yahoo web site
Cnet Asia, Asia
A Yahoo web site containing anti-government news has been blocked by Indian authorities, said a report in news daily The Times of India. ...
Yahoo Groups continue to be blocked
News Today, India
For the second day today, members of the hugely popular Yahoo Groups were unable to gain access to the discussion sites as the government-imposed block of a ...
Yahoo refuses to remove anti-India content, site blocked
NEW DELHI: The Government has issued orders to block website, groups.yahoo.com/groups/kynhun, for promoting anti-national news and carrying objectionable ...
India blocks Yahoo web site
By Staff, CNETAsia
A Yahoo web site containing anti-government news has been blocked by Indian authorities, said a report in news daily The Times of India...
Govt issues orders to ISPs -- 'Block separatist outfit's e-group'
The Hindu Business Line
Licence agreement clearly stipulates that the Government could direct ISPs to block specific Web sites if they were found to be obscene or if they threatened national security. But this was, perhaps, the first time that the Government had used its powers to police the Net...
ISPs asked to block discussion forum of Mehalaya secessionists
Priya Ganapati | September 23, 2003 18:12 IST
The Government of India's order blocking a Yahoo! e-group for allegedly carrying anti-India messages has created a huge furore online.
Online mailing groups like the india-gii, a telecom issues group, has been choked with members protesting against what they see as the government's unjust imposition of its authority and as a case of online censorship.
In an order dated August 10, the Department of Telecommunications at the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, issued an order directing ISPs to block Yahoo! Group kynhun.
The order comes from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Department of Information Technology. Through a notification in July this year, the government designated CERT-In as the authority for blocking of sites.
Jayant Kumar is a director at the Department of Telecommunications. The order bears his signature. When reached, Kumar declined to comment on the order.
The government has charged the particular Yahoo! group with "promoting anti-national news and containing material against Government of India & State Government of Meghalaya."
This directive issued against the Yahoo! group last month is the first such order passed by the government under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The government's ire has been directed against a group discussing the idea of secession of Meghalaya. Users who have been able to view the group's messages despite the ban, say that it has been created by an outfit called the Hynniwytrep, which supposedly represents an ethnic minority in Meghalaya.
The kynhun discussion group was set up on August 10, 2002, under Yahoo!'s 'issues and causes' directory listing. It had barely 25 members, who have posted just about 20 messages.
Most messages center around the alleged corruption in the Meghalaya government and discuss how the government has been talking about roads and similar other public ulitilities that were never built. The group also contains messages about the alleged victimisation of particular minority sections in Meghalaya.
"Fairly usual, fairly low grade -- definitely not worth this song and dance," says Suresh Ramasubramanian, who managed to have a peek into the banned messages.
Krushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
The first effect of this Indian government action, is to give free publicity to these Mehalaya secesionists. Until now, I have never heard the name "Mehalaya" (where is it? North, South, East or West of India? I will just look in a map, I am curious), and of course I was not aware that there was an independentist movement there.
Wow, those geniuses in India govt have just shot their feet...