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Press Information Bureau, Government of India

Thursday, July 20, 2006, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

DOT ORDERS INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS TO BLOCK ONLY THE SPECIFIED WEBPAGES/WEBSITES 17:12 IST

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has instructed all the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to block only the specified website/webpages on the parent website. The DoT, in its letter issued to all the ISPs has mentioned that it had come to notice that in some cases the parent website had been blocked in contravention to what was stated in its earlier order dated 13th July 2006 whereby it ordered the ISPs to block certain websites/webpages.

As such the DoT has now directed all the ISPs to strictly comply with the order dated 13th July 2006 and provide unhindered access to Internet except for the websites/webpages which have been specifically mentioned in its orders issued from time to time.

The DoT has further sought explanation from the erring ISPs as to why action be not taken against them for blocking unintended websites/webpages.

RM/AMA- 200706 Webpages blocking


[Source: Press Information Bureau]

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