DoT Issues Orders To Block 55 URLs Related To Afzal Guru #FoE #india

Posted: February 19, 2013 in Conflict and Peace, Human Rights, Right to Dissent
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By on Feb 19th, 2013, Medianama

It appears that on the same date that orders were given for blocking URLs criticizing IIPM, pursuant to court orders, India’s Department of Telecom issued another set of orders for blocking 55 URLs (all Facebook pages) related to Afzal Guru, who India hanged on Feb 9th 2013, after his mercy petition was rejected by the President of India.
Outlook has published this order here (download it here).

We’ve taken great pains to transcribe the URLs below. Do tell us in the comments to this post whether they work for you or not, and which ISP you are trying to access them from. Most of the URLs do not work for us, on an MTNL Delhi connection.

In case there are other DoT orders floating around, asking for blocking of websites, or if you have a copy of court orders blocking access to websites, contact us at

How should the DoT have approached these blocks?

Read our take on How India Should Approach Website Blocking.

Do follow our live blog for updates on Internet blocks in India.



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