Jan 09, 2023
SFLC.in is launching a “Website Blocking” report which has sought to conduct a thorough review of the techno-legal ecosystem for Website Blocking which is required to assess the grounds on which websites can be blocked in the country whose Constitution enshrines the right to freedom of speech and expression, and prohibits their absolute suspension.
Oct 25, 2019
Websites blocked by MeitY in 2019
In a reply to our latest RTI on blocked websites Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) revealed that the Ministry issued blocking orders for 20 websites between January to October 2019. No further information was provided by the Ministry.
The following information was sought by us:
Oct 09, 2017
According to the Cyber Laws and E-Security Group under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Group (MeitY), as many as 23,030 websites /URLs are currently blocked in India.
This information was received as a reply to a Right to Information application filed by us on August 28, 2017.
Aug 12, 2017
The Internet Archive – a non-profit initiative that has been archiving online content like web pages, books, text, audio, video, images, and software since 1996 – has become one of the latest casualties in the Indian movie industry’s crusade against online piracy.
Mar 27, 2014
Sri.Kapil Sibal, Hon'ble Minister of Communications & Information Technology informed the Lok Sabha on Dec 11, 2013 that the Government has asked social networking sites to block 1208 web addresses or URLs in 2013
Jul 02, 2012
Vimeo, Pastebin, Piratebay and many other sites were blocked for over a month in India. There was lot of clamour in the twitterverse and social networking sites against the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) on this large scale website blocking.
Jun 11, 2012
Many websites like Vimeo.com, pastebin.com and thepiratebay.se have been blocked in India for nearly a month now. The message shown on trying to access the blocked sites on the Airtel network is "This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications".