India DOT Bans 32 Sites including Dailymotion Pastebin sites
Media reported that Department of Telecom reportedly issued a notification banning 32 sites, URLS on December 17.
A screenshot of the circular has been posted on Twitter by Pranesh Prakash.
The notification mentions that 32 URLs including Pastebin, video sharing sites Vimeo and DailyMotion, have been blocked under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
DoT has also asked ISPs to submit compliance reports.
Vimeo working fine
Github working fine
I tried to open following sites and found they are blocked
Below is the list, names of 32 sites banned by DOT
If you are not able to open any site just use free proxy or free vpn and bypass the ban this way you will be able to access the blocked sites
Arvind Gupta, a national head of the ruling BJP’s IT cell, said the blocks are an anti-terrorism measure and that websites complying with instructions to take down anti-India content posted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are being unblocked.
A Vimeo spokesperson told ZDNet,
It is Vimeo's longstanding policy not to allow videos that promote terrorism, and we remove such videos whenever we become aware of them.
As of this morning, we have not received notice from the Indian government, and have contacted them requesting the blocking order to identify, and evaluate any videos in question. It is our hope that Vimeo can be restored promptly in India.
Pastebin first Tweeted about the Indian block on December 19, and followed up on December 26 when it advised users on Facebook:
Pastebin is still blocked in India. We are getting many reports about this.
The Indian government has blocked us, and right now there is little we can do about it.
It has happened in the past, and we got unblocked after some time.
Below is the photo of tweet showing 32 sites blocked
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Thursday, January 01, 2015
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