There are other numerous ways these "terrorists" could communicate, and banning blogging websites will not cut off a significant percentage of their communication. Coming back to the Government not giving any explainations (after all, its a country where its spelt democrazy)... I just remembered reading somewhere that a CERT-IN (Computer Emergency Response Team - India) official responding to a famous blogger about the ban "Somebody must have asked for some sites to be blocked. What is your problem?" [source]. You can conclude two things from that response. One, the guy is ignorant of the ban, does not know the reason for it and gets pissed when asked about it over and over again. Two, he is plain stupid. He is very much ignorant of the fact that a lot of Indians are into blogging. In fact, India is ranked 3rd in terms of highest number of bloggers. I wonder how this fool ended up in the CERT team. Oh n03s, j00 kn0w w4t t0 d0 wh3n s0m30n3 h4x?!?!?!? Moron.
And the funny thing is, even after the ban, users are able to make blog posts. And it is possible to read blogs using anonymous web proxies like Unipeak (thanks to Jay) and pkblogs.com or by using a proxy program like Privoxy along with Tor. If the ban were actually to prevent terrorists from communicating, I'm sure they'd know all these methods to get around the ban. Let's not under estimate their intelligence. So why ban anyway when porn and hatred can still be spread and viewed? By doing this, they're causing unnecessary problems/worries to hundreds of thousands of innocent bloggers and blog readers.
Okay, enough has been said on this. And I heard some of them are filing a RTI (Right To Information) suit. That's probably..... not going to work, as we know our Government very well. They'll probably arrest them saying that they were actually the terrorists filing the suit because their "medium of communication" had been jeopardized.
Sources: Desipundit.com, IndiaCensored.com, Rediff News
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