Talk:Internet censorship in India

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Someone has inserted {fact} in several places in this page. It looks like a wiki-tag but it renders as text. I've never seen this before. Can we work out what they mean and correct it?

I'm compiling this article based on the Pakistan internet censorship article, please don't delete it as its in the process of being put together, thank you. please state changes made/reverts/etc. on discussion page first. ATM, and are being blocked from inside India. Aembuldeniya 05:01, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm confused by this, is this article about india or pakistan? Much of the content seems to be about pakistan. --Xyzzyplugh 14:19, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Clarifications before merge[edit]

Considering that the topic headings differ only in the capitalization of "c" in censorship, I think we can and should merge the articles.

Shrichriswiki 15:55, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Banning undernet[edit]

The reference given for the section of "Banning undernet" i some blog post. The blogger says "it is inaccessible", NEVER mentioning that it is officially blocked. Also, the blogger specifically mentions only the Airtel ISP.

Moreover, today (i.e. 4th January 2009) I can easily access undernet from my IRC client. With that in view, I am deleting the mentioned section. Please correct me if I am wrong.

-- (talk) 09:36, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

zyngapoker on face book[edit]

any sort of gambling is banned in india .. thats what i thought .. till i saw zynga poker and teen patti and rummy on facebook. to b honest i started playing here .. and it flt good till i bought online the chips .. and then i realised .. the the game is rigged .. wanted to find out how such gambling is LLOWED IN THIS COUNTRTY ...

alok Srivastava — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:09, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Games like Poker are not (completely) regarded as gambling since they require considerable skill to play and win. Bans usually apply to games that are more luck than skill. Also this isn't the right place to discuss whether something should be banned or not. (talk) 18:47, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Controversial segment in the article..[edit]

Vimeo and The Pirate Bay websites are not blocked all over the india.. The inline citations show that only Reliance Communiations Ltd., blocked these websites, though they put a banner "This site is blocked as per the instructions from Department of Telecommunciation". Give authenticate information about the blocks and explain why many other ISPs are not blocking? -- (talk) 06:57, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

How easy is it to use proxy servers to bypass blocking of any website?[edit]

The following change was made to the lead of the article earlier today:

Before: However, websites blocked either by the government or Internet service providers can often be accessed through proxy servers (see Internet censorship circumvention).
After: However, any websites blocked either by the government or Internet service providers can easily be accessed through proxy servers (see Internet censorship circumvention).

Which statement is more accurate? Is it really easy to use a proxy server to bypass blocking of any website? Does this work when both the blocked website and the end user are located in India? --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 11:57, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

 Done. I restored the wording in the lead to the "before" version. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 12:19, 28 June 2013 (UTC) is opening in india, but in this article they wrote it as blocked.[edit]

pls update this article "Internet censorship in India" under domain hosting site section they wrote it as "Domain hosting sites like have been banned" but it is opening in india. Ram nareshji (talk) 10:13, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

 Done. I made a change along the lines suggested. There were sources that verified that the sites were blocked at one time. Someone with more direct knowledge of the situation should review the revised section. It would be good if there was a source to confirm the reopening of these sites. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 14:20, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

why there is no section created for website banned in india?[edit]

why there is no section created for website banned in india? only image was provided for website banned in india Ram nareshji (talk) 16:59, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Does someone have a source that tells when, why, and by whom was blocked? --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 19:05, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Not done. Without a reliable published source to cite, no addition to the article was made. As stated above, is mentioned in a caption to a screenshot that is included in the article. The caption reads: " blocked by orders of Department of Telecom on BSNL broadband network in India as of 13 September 2012". It would still be good to add a citation to a reliable source, if one can be found. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 13:18, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Please add that Indian Government put blanket ban on 39 smut sites[edit]

Ram nareshji (talk) 11:11, 28 June 2013 (UTC) Please add that Indian Government put blanket ban on 39 smut sites: also add that banning some sites considered as against the democracy.

 Done. I added a new sub-section that contains information from the Times of India article. --Jeff Ogden (W163) (talk) 13:04, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

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Even Indian Meteorological Department Website Blocked[edit]

The Government of India's weather Portal is also not accessible from 2nd August 2015 through most of the ISPs. Ugaap (talk) 15:32, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

The access to the IMD weather Portal is resolved now. Ugaap (talk) 21:21, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

India lifted the ban on porn sites.[edit]

Please add this Lines to the Article: On August 5, 2015 Indian Telecom Department lifted ban on porn sites.
but porn sites starts working from next day i.e August 6 2015. source Ram nareshji (talk) 12:49, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

India ban some porn sites.[edit]

On may 2017, I find some porn sites are not opening. So I searched google news with keywords india ban porn, then I find this article.[1] which is the reason behind this ban. So include this information in this wiki article. Ram nareshji (talk) 14:32, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Madras high court banned wayback archive.[edit]

Please mention that In August 2017, Madras high court banned wayback archive source Ram nareshji (talk) 13:27, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Done here. Capitals00 (talk) 13:37, 10 August 2017 (UTC)