Latest news : Blockade to be lifted in 48 hours.
DoT has not explained why these sites need to be restricted from viewing by Indians. Amitabh Singhal said the ISPs were not in favour of Internet censorship, but were bound by terms and conditions of the license granted to them by the government.
LIST OF BLOCKED SITES
1. www .hinduunity.org
6. commonfolkcommonsense.blogspo t.com
12. www .hinduhumanrights.org/hindufocus.html
13. www .nndh.com
16. www .imamali8.com
17. www .rahulyadav.com
None of the sites seem to possess any direct security threat to India, or have any connection with the recent Mumbai blasts. Even more bizarre are the blogs sought to be blocked. ‘Princess Kimberley’ is a defunct blog with just two postings in 2004 about an American teenager’s depressing life. ‘Commonfolk Commonsense’ is a Chinese language blog, while ‘Exposing the Left’ is written by someone in Southern Illinois!