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Is the government right in blocking Web sites?

July 19, 2006

A few days after seven blasts on Mumbai's suburban trains killed about 200 people, the telecom department directed all the 150 operational Internet Service Providers to block 18 Web sites, citing an increase in hate messages on the Internet.

Terror groups, the government said, could use these Web sites to communicate and spread provocative messages.

But the move has bloggers fuming, as was one of the blocked sites.

Most of them feel that their freedom of expression and speech has been curtailed.

What do you think? Is the government right in blocking these sites or do has it infringed the fundamental right to freedom of expression? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 84

Sub: Blocking sites will not help

Why to block sites. People are not interested to waste time visiting such sites. Moreover who has the time. Every one is busy with something ...

Posted by siddharth

Sub: Is govt right in blocking sites

I think the freedom of expression should never be curtailed in a democracy.

Posted by ajith nair

Sub: nooo

no it is not right

Posted by anu

Sub: NO Ban on Websites

No Government should not ban any sites but can take preventive measures to avoid spreading any hatred messages. If any disastor occurs different people react ...

Posted by Shueib

Sub: Our Government did good

Since I live outside India, I had access to all those blogs and websites banned by our government. I happen to see some of those ...

Posted by Nirmal



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