Wednesday, July 19, 2006

More on the bloggers blocked

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/8719.html

Seems like it is an attempt to stifle the criticism of the government by the bloggers. It has got nothing to do with terrorism. Yes , I think the congress and leftists are terrorized.

Strange strange world.
Did anyone notice that Islamic terrorist sites have not been banned, even after the July 11 Mumbai blasts.Maoist/marxist sites have not been banned, even after the massacre of scores of tribals in Chhatisgarh.

And the media (Rajdeep Sardesai, Undie TV and likes) is blindly going on accusing Gujaratis for the blasts. It seems its ok to kill rich Gujarati businessmen. To quote a mail from a friend, Some Gujaratis killed some muslims. Therefore all Gujaratis deserve to be killed, and nobody should mourn their deaths.

Does anyone remember the sob stories, the human-rights wallahs breastbeating when the terrorist Ishrat Jahan was killed. Does anyone remember the suckulo-liberals crying murder and death of human rights. Do I hear the same for the people killed in Mumbai? No.

Double standards, anyone?

Update - The ban seems to have lifted. For now atleast, but I am not sure how long will it last. Now what I think is that the so-called secular Congressis and Leftists wanted a ban on some Hindu human rights sites. Well, I did visit one of the banned sites, http://hinduhumanrights.org easily bypassing the block. There is nothing anti-(liberal, islamic, progressive, secular, takeyourpickoraddmore). It is scathing in criticizing, yes. It just highlights atrocities on Hindus. Hell, now Hindus cannot even talk about Human rights, ohh of course, we are secular and so we must first ensure that the minorities have human rights, others will come later. And more importantly, we have terrorist sites (like Hezbollah) operating on VSNL !! And also, there are much more inflammatory Islamic sites freely accessible.

This sucks. The seculars think that such inflammatory material will incite the Hindus to riot and so ban the sites. I wonder if such behaviour is specific only to us. Heck, the rioters probably dont even know how to access the internet.

I say, now, minorities have greater freedom of speech (and that includes inflammatory material against us) too, apart from a lot more such things.

I could not visit any forums there, the links werent working. And I say, why is the site owner to blame for comments made by others in the forum.
The basic thing missed here is that comments are not the work of the admins/owners of the site. If I go and post inflammatory comments on someone elses blog, it does not call for a ban on that blog.

By the way, I am not so sure whether subdomains can be blocked or not. It might be possible, but cumbersome. And so the easy way out was taken - Block the IP address. When you ping any blogspot site, it will give the same IP address. So all blogspot sites were blocked it seems.

OR

The scenario might have been this -

Sarkari Babu (probably related to Laloo, or hero-worships him) - Arre babua, ee site ka list hai, eeka block karo re. Hamra secular feelings bahute hurt hui gawa hai.
Guy at ISP - Ok, name the sites.
Sarkari Babu - payelee hai ee. Tanik likho, prinsasekeembarlee dot blogspot dot com
ISP guy - What.. could you please repeat clearly.
Sarkari Babu - Arre kaa bhar rakhe ho kaan mein. sunayee nahi deta kaa. prinsasekeembarlee dot blogspot dot com
ISP guy - (Still unclear) What, blogspot.com?
Sarkari Babu - haan, ab samjhe tum. Bahute badiya. ee hay hai. Block kar do sasure kambakhat ko.
ISP guy - Ok.. (exasparated).

Update 2: - An amazing post by BarbarIndian. Slightly scathing. Very hilarious.

http://barbarindians.blogspot.com/2006/07/behind-blog-ban.html

2 Comments:

Blogger barbarindian said...

I visited the google group and several other sites. Carnival like atmosphere, almost like a pickup bar type chats etc. Apparently the "babus" and ISPs are bearing the most of the attacks. A mysterious entity called the "Government" (the connection of which with a particular political party is purely accidental) has imposed this ban.

No Hindu fascists this time.

Also note while there is a lot of bravura talk, no one is planning to invoke RTI to get the full list of banned websites released.

July 19, 2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

>> almost like a pickup bar type chats etc.
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LOLzz.. sounds like a yahoo chatroom :)

July 20, 2006 12:16 AM  

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