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This is not the first time the fascist goverment has tried to restrict free speech. The first to fall victim was the pro-maoist website
which was taken down on 15th May2006 after the server hosting company recieved instructions from the government to block the site.
The Archives of peoplesmarch.com is available Here Note:Click on the cached link to view pages
This action against peoplesmarch was initiated after an question was asked in the Rajya Sabha
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that the naxalites have now become `hi-tech` by launching their own website and have issued serious threats from website to the State and Central Government;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) how his Ministry propose to effectively face this situation?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI SRIPRAKASH JAISWAL)
(a) & (b): Certain websites with pro-maoist/naxalite contents are found to be hosted on Internet. These websites are largely hosted outside India.
(c): Besides intercepting any information transmitted through any computer resource in relation to interests of the sovereignty or integrity of India, security of the State, Public order etc., the Central Government can also issue instructions to Internet Service Providers for blocking of such websites in India.
Undetered by the fascist onsalught of the state on free speech.P Govindan Kutty relaunched peoplesmarch on googlepages.
On the shifting of peoplesmarch to googlepages,the editor had this to say.
"We believe that an individial has an unalienable right of speech and expression, by virtue of his birth. We will exercise that right, and this site is a step in that direction." ---P.Govindan kutty, Editor, People's March
It can now be accessed here
Meanwhile several pro-naxal bloggers present on the blogosphere decided to get there act together and launched a pro-naxalite blog called
Naxal Revolution was vocal in exposing the hypocricy of bourgeoise democracy,the fascist nature of the government and exposed the atrocities conducted by the government in the name of Salwa Judum.
Some of the important issues reported by Naxal Revolution were
1.The brutal massacres that went un-reported in the mainstream media like the Devarpalli Massacre
The Devarpalli Massacre is the first incident in post-independent India's history where the state has deliberately bombed its own civilian population.
2.It put up videos of Salwa Judum Terror Atrocities Video released by the CPI(Maoist) which can be accessed here
The remaining three parts can be accessed here
3.Last month it exposed how the mining mafia in collusion with the political leaders were looting and exploiting the people of bellary in Karnataka
Eventually the story was picked up by NDTV in the last week and the government was forced to react.This incident has sent shockwaves throughtout the entire state putting the coalition government led by H.D Kumarswamy in turmoil.
Unable to counter the fast growing naxal movement and afraid that pro-naxal bloggers would expose the other unlawful and illegal activities that the government is carrying out in various corners of the country,the government decided to put a blanket ban on the entire Indian Blogosphere.