Government Ups Ante, Asks ISPs To Explain Else Face Action


ISPs have messed up the whole thing of banning blogs. Here is a Press Information Bureau (the government’s information wing) release on it, and they put the blame on the ISPs. Not just that, the government has also asked them to explain why action should not be taken against them for not complying with the government’s original order:

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has instructed all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to block only the specified website/webpages on the parent website. The DoT, in its letter issued to all the ISPs has mentioned that it had come to notice that in some cases the parent website had been blocked in contravention to what was stated in its earlier order dated 13th July 2006 whereby it ordered the ISPs to block certain websites/webpages.
As such the DoT has now directed all the ISPs to strictly comply with the order dated 13th July 2006 and provide unhindered access to Internet except for the websites/webpages which have been specifically mentioned in its orders issued from time to time.
The DoT has further sought explanation from the erring ISPs as to why action be not taken against them for blocking unintended websites/webpages.

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