THE CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION OF INDIA UNDER

SONIA GANDHI
AND THE BANNING OF HINDU WEBSITES
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LIST OF HINDU WEBSITES OTHER DISSENTING
WEBSITES BANNED BY ITALIAN CHRISTIAN ANTONIA
MAINO ALIAS SONIA GANDHI THE SPY PLANNTED IN
INDIA. THE CHRISTIANS WERE A THREAT TO INDIA
DURING THE CHRISITAN BRITISH OCCUPATION OF
INDIA AS THE INDIAN CHRISTIANS WERE BRITISH
SPIES. AND DUE TO THIS EVERY CHRISTIAN WAS
KILLED IN DELHI DURING THE FIRST INDEPENDENCE
STRUGGLE IN 1857. CHRISITANS ARE A THREAT TO
THE INTEGRITY OF INDIA EVEN NOW AS THE
CHRISTIAN TERRORISTS ARE KILLING HINDUS IN
NORTH EASTERN STATES AND ALL THE CHRISTIAN
MPS HAVE GONE AND MET THE BANNED CHRISTIAN
TERRORIST ORGANIZATION CHIEF IN DELHI IN 2006
AND OFFERED THEIR SUPPORT TO CREATE
CHRISTIAN NATIONS OUT OF INDIA. CHRISTIANS
WANT NAGALAND FOR JESUS. CHRISTIANS IN INDIA
ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE TERRORIST
MUSLIMS. CHRISTIANS ARE ORGANISED UNDER AN

ITALIAN CHRISTIAN LADY SONIA GANDHI PLANTED
IN INDIA SPY AGENCIES IN THE MUSLIM NEHRU
FAMILY TO DISMEMBER OUR NATION WITH THE
HELP OF CHRISTIAN TRAITORS LIVING IN INDIA.
PERSONS LIKE A K ANTHONY WAS CREATED BY CIA
DURING THE VIMOCHANA SAMARAM IN KERALA AND
IT WAS LIKE THE CIA CREATION OF OSAMA BIN
LADEN.

Here's the list of sites that the Government of India's
Department of Telecom meant to ban with its 13th July
2006 circular:
1. http://www.soniamaino.com/ not working since Aug
25, 2006
2. http://www.hinduunity.org
3. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu
4. http://pajamaeditors.blogspot.com
5. http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com
6. http://thepiratescove.us
7. http://commonfolkcommonsense.blogspot.com
8. http://bamapachyderm.com
9. http://princesskimberley.blogspot.com
10. http://merrimusings.typepad.com
11. http://mackers-world.com
12. http://www.dalitstan.org
13. http://hinduhumanrights.org/hindufocus.html
14. http://nndh.com (fax scan unclear, could be wrong)
15. http://bloodroyaltriped.com

16. http://imagessearchyahoo.com

(should probably be
http://image.search.yahoo.com)
17. http://imamali8.com
18. http://rahulyadav.com
Note that none of these are hosted on geocities.com.
If any of the RTI petitions yield more names, we'll add them
here.

List of ISPs that seem to have blocked
blogger
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Updates
Let us know about the current status of your ISPs block. Add to the table below. Note that
"Yes" means that you can access the particular domain, "No" means that you cannot
access the particular domain. (Please be considerate to the the next editor; add another
space-holder table row to replace the one you're using.)

The original list of ISPs that were blocking Blogspot,
Typepad and Geocities domains
Date
Your city ISP NAME
(dd-mm)
16-09navi mumbai MTNL Triband
2007
22-07
navi mumbai iqara
22-07
Mumbai
bhawani hathway
23-07
Pune
BSNL
23-07
Mumbai
TataIndicomBroadband
23-07
Mumbai
Pacenet
24-07
Gurgaon
Airtel
26-07
Delhi
Reliance Netconnect
26-07
Mumbai
VSNL Leased Line
27-07
Bangalore STPI Leased Line
28-07
Pune
TATA Indicom

Blogspot
Yes/No

Typepad
Yes/No

Geocities
Yes/No

Yes

Didn't check Didn't check

Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes

No
Yes/No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes

Broadband
28-07
Vizag
BSNL
Yes
28-07
Mumbai
InCable
No
28-07
Mumbai
Net9
Yes
29-07
Bangalore gatewaysys.com
Yes
30-07
Bangalore Tata Indicom Broadband No
01-08
Gurgaon
Airtel
Yes
02-08
Delhi
MTNL Broadband
No
03-08
Delhi
Touchtel Leased Line
Yes
07-08
Vijayawada Tata Indicom Broadband No
09-08
Vijayawada Tata Indicom Broadband Yes
13-08
Bangalore Direct-internet ltd
-15-08
Bangalore Aerolex Cable
Yes
dd-mm ---List Of ISPs Blocking Blogger

Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
----

No
No
Don't know
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
----

Pkblogs.
Communicat
Phone
com
ISP
URL
Email
ion
Number working
Summary
?
UPDATE on
No (Sept
MTNL
16th Sept
16th,200
Triband
mumbai.mtnl.net.i helpdesk.mumbai@mt160022884
2007
7 at
(Navi
n
nl.net.in
4
12.59pm :
12:59pm
Mumbai)
Blogspot not
IST)
accessible
UPDATE on
20th July
2006
11.53am : All
Yes (July
blogs now
19th,200
MTNL
mumbai.mtnl.net.i helpdesk.mumbai@mt160022884
seem to be
6 at
Triband
n
nl.net.in
4
working
4.57pm
which
IST)
weren't for
the last
couple of
days
Typepad and
TATA
Blogspot are
tataindicombroadb customerservice@vsn +91 022
Indicom
Yes
still down
and.in
l.co.in
67990121
(Mumbai)
(July 21 18:52 PM)

TATA
Indicom tataindicombroadb customerservice@vsn +91 80
Yes
(Bangalore and.in
l.co.in
56600121
)

Blogspot is
now
accesible. 6th
August,
20:00

TATA
Indicom tataindicombroadb customerservice@vsn +91 40
Yes
N.A.
(Hyderaba and.in
l.co.in
55230121
d)
Spectranet spectranet.com
spectracare@spectran +91 11
Yes (July The first call
et.com (New Delhi) 41612277 18, 2006 to them on
at 10.30 Saturday
am IST) (July 15,
2006) the call
centre rep
said
http://blogspo
t.com has
been blocked
at their end
because of a
'letter from
Ministry of
Communicati
on.' On
second call
(Saturday
night) they
said, 'we
never block
sites on our
end unless
the
government
asks us' and
on a third call
on Monday
(July 17,
2006) they
said they are
blocking it
because of
orders from
DOT.
*.blogspot.co
m,

*.typepad.co
m and
*.geocities.co
m not
opening on
Spectranet.
Typepad and
Blogger
Blogs cannot
be called up.
Call centre
says they
have a
directive
from
"Ministry of
Communicati
on" to block
Reliance
helpdesk@powersurfe +91 22
Blogspot.com
Powersurfe powersurfer.net
Yes
r.net
30388380
. Written to
r
them for
more details
or
confirmations
. Also written
to CERT-IN
CERT-IN.org
incident@cer
t-in.org.in for
some
clarifications.
Update:
Airtel
Bangalore
has released
Yes, as of
airtelcare.karnataka@bharti+91 80
access to
Airtel
18/7,
broadband.com .com (Bangalore)
41112345
blogspot.com
2.40 pm.
- confirmed
on
22/7/2006,1
PM.
Sify
broadband.sify.co N.A.
+91 22
N.A.
Sify
m/
26177460,
broadband
for
user - and

calcutta:
+91 33
2289-3989

Exatt

Primus
In2cable

Iqara

Pacenet

Hathway

exatt.com
directinternet.co.in
in2cable.com

iqara.net

response_mum@exatt
.com (Mumbai)
+91 22
N.A.
response_mum@exatt 28114333
.com (Mumbai)
+91 80
N.A.
Yes
22121741
N.A.
N.A.
N.A.
+ 91 22
224019000,
989257789
8
(Mumbai);
+91 124
4075501,
N.A.
981817789 Yes
8
(Gurgaon)
; +91 44
42288200,
984037789
8
(Chennai)

pacenet-india.com N.A.

www.hathway.comN.A.

BSNL(Pun www.bsnl.co.in
e)

N.A.

+ 91 22
Yes
26741122

*.blogspot.co
m and
*.typepd.com
return a
'Server taking
too long to
respond'
error.
N.A.

N.A.
N.A.

*.blogspot.co
m
*.typepad.co
m accessible
as now, as of
21 July, 2006
16:00

Update:
*.blogspot.co
m seems to
be
unblocked
now, as of
13:30 hours,
20th July
2006.

Yes, as of
+91 80
18/7,
N.A.
41231313
2300
+91 1800 N.A.
The number
424 1600
is a free
number

which is only
accessible
through a
BSNL phone.
I have been
trying it
continuously
but to no
avail. It
seems to be
constantly
engaged(or
off the hook,
take your
pick)UPDAT
E The
blocking has
stopped.
BSNL
Dialup
(Kalyan)

kalyan.bsnl.co.in rti_kalyan@bsnl.in

BSNL
Dataone
(Bangalore,
dataone.in
Chennai,
Kerala,Kol
kata)

+91 251
2316666

N.A.

NA

NA

N.A.

STPI
Software
(Bangalore Technology Parks NA
)
of India

NA

Yes

Asianet
Dataline

+91471257
asianetdataline.co customercare@asianet 5222
Yes
m
india.com
(trivandru
m)

BSNL Dial- Sancharnet.in
Up from
Thrissur,
Kerala

NA

NA

Yes

N.A.
Blogspot and
Typepad are
now
accessible as
of 10:10 AM
on 20.07.07.
In Bangalore,
that is.
Even the
translate
google link is
not working.
call to tech
support
confirmed
they couldnt
acess
blogspot
domains
either.
Cannot
access
blogspot.com
subdomains

Reliance
broadband@reliancea +91 22
BroadNet relianceinfo.com
N.A.
da.com
3033 7777
Pune

Reliance www.relianceinfo. customercare@relianc +91 3033
Yes
Netconnect com
eada.com
3333

NO.
Funnily
enough I
was able
to access
pkblogs
before
Sify
www.broadband.si customercare@sify.co +91 22
calling
(Mumbai) fy.com
m
2617 7460
sify. Post
my call
pkblogs
access
seems to
be cut
off!

TATA
Indicom
(Pune)

tataindicombroadb customerservice@vsn +91 20
Yes
and.com
l.co.in
66110121

since
18/7/2006
Morning.
Blogspot
sites
inaccessible
since
Saturday 15th
July 2006
morning.
N.A.
Absolute
ignorance of
the incident.
Said that only
the technical
team can find
out if there is
a block and
they will
have to
conduct a
technical
enquiry. Have
been
promised a
response by
end of day
today (19th
July). Will
update this
page as and
when I
receive a
clarification.
Tracert
succeeded.
UPDATE:
28 July
Typepad,
blogspot and
geocities are
NO
LONGER

TATA
Indicom tataindicombroadb customerservice@vsn +91 866
(Vijayawad and.com
l.co.in
5560121
a)

Yes

blocked
(sites were
inaccessible
since
Saturday 15th
July 2006
morning).
First
complaint
placed on
Aug 7th, 06.
One more
complaint on
Aug 8th, and
can access
blogspot.com
from Aug 8th
evening.
VSNL
confirmed
with me on
Aug 9th that
the problem
is resolved.
One more
complaint to
unblock
typepad.com
i suppose ;-) .

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For Blogspot

Firefox Extension
httProxy:
A firefox extension for proxyfing the sites. Also included
pkblogs.com along with other options.
Dilettante via pkblogs or Dilettante:
A Greasemonkey script to use Coral Cache to rewrite
Blogspot URLs. It's at the bottom of the post.
Blogspot2Inblogs:
A Greasmonkey script to use the service at InBlogs to rewrite
Blogsport URLs.
browseatwork.com FireFox extensions A couple of FireFox
extensions that can be used to bypass the ban.
Proxy server list
One way to visit a blocked site is through another site,
generally called a proxy site or proxy server. Some proxies
are listed below.












http://www.SkunkRox.com
http://www.proxy.org
A wml proxy site from Google. This proxy can access all
pages no matter where you are. Its very useful on WAP
enabled mobile handsets. All contents from web are
available without any ads. Courtesy Harshad Joshi.
www.boreproxy.com ((below the link for favourites you will
find an edit box; enter URI there)
Shadow Surf
Proxy Unlimited
Shy Surfer
Dave Proxy - UK Based
Access Blocked Sites
Ninja Proxy
SFAP Proxy
Anonymouse Proxy (cookies are not stored, so you cannot
submit comment with saved Username & Password.)
Unipeak

Cheetah Rox
Cybersyndrome
Search in google for nph proxy.cgi, you'll get lots of free
proxies.
 Information on JAP proxy which has a huge list of proxy
servers and one could easily setup a PEERING point within
India too if one wishes to.


Using TOR to bypass the block
 Onion Routing for the Paranoid
 Tor and the FoxyProxy extension for Firefox
 Torpark
By Using Google Web Accelerator
Downloadand install Google Web accelreator and bypass the
BAN. When using GWA, you actually access the blogspot
pages from the Google Proxy server, where they are cached
and not directly from the blogspot server.



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o
o
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Via RSS Readers
Search and find a RSS reader that you like. You can get
applications as well as online readers.
You will need to know the RSS feed URI for the blog that you
are trying to reach. Some RSS readers uto-search for feeds if
you enter the blog's URI. You can use a search engine again.
Any decent RSS reader will come with instructions and Help
files.
Some RSS readers:
Google Reader in https.
The Opera browser has an in-built RSS reader
Bloglines
Feedburner
Use Coral Cache Servers
Coral Cache Servers can be used to view any static
webpages and blogs. Just add "nyud.net:8080" to the
domain name. For example, if you want to visit
http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com use
http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com.nyud.net:8080 . If you want

to visit
http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_mumbaihelp_a
rchive.html then use
http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com.nyud.net:8080/2006_07_01
_mumbaihelp_archive.html
For sites blocked by domain names
 Using google translate, e.g., if the blog is
"blogyouwanttoread.blogspot.com", then use
http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|
en&u=blogyouwanttoread.blogspot.com
or try
http://my.opera.com/libertyfreedomtruth/blog/index.dml/tag/
HOW%20TO%20BYPASS%20BLOG%20BAN
For Tamil Blogs aggregated by thenkoodu.com
 Bloggers Blockage - A Quick Solution For tamil blogs
aggregated by Thenkoodu
 http://www.thenkoodu.com/dfontpageskip.php?
url=http://XYZ.blogspot.com/2006/07/blog-postXXX.html Basically meant for inserting dynamic fonts in tamil blogs.
Will work for other blogs too.
For Malayalam Blogs aggregated by chintha.com
 Recent Malayalam blogs from Chintha.com.
Also see Malayalam-blogs at malayalam-blogs.blogspot.com/
for general information on fonts and other blogging sites in
Malayalam.
For Mozilla Firefox Users Create a quick search




Bookmark the above URL (Boomarks | Bookmark this
page/Ctrl + D)
Goto Bookmarks | Manage Bookmarks
Right Click on the saved bookmark, goto Properties
In the URL field replace
u=blogyouwantedtoread.blogspot.com to u=%s
In the keyword field give a simple name like bypass or
dumbgoi etc.

Now goto the address bar (Alt + D) and enter bypass
blogname
 example (shameless plug hehe): bypass
makash.wordpress.com
 Hope this helps you save some time and typing.

Unsorted Links





How to Access Blocked Websites
Boing Boing's guide to defeating Censorware Lots of links
and good advice
Reporters Without Borders -Technical ways to get around
censorship
Bypass Ban on Blogspot Blogs
Google free proxy! Access restricted web sites using Google
language tools service as a proxy. Essentially, you're asking
Google to translate an English page into English.
Workaround for censorship - Blogger way (via pkblogs)
Escaping the censorship by Harshad Joshi

Blogspot Blogs Banned in India: Read Tricks
To Access Blocked Websites
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/07/blogspot-blogs-banned-inindia-read.html

Several prominent Indian Bloggers including Neha, Amit, Dina, Mridula and
DesiPundit are reporting that blogspot.com blogs hosted on Blogger.com
have been blocked by some ISPs in India.
The situation is serious considering the fact that blogspot.com is the most

popular blogging platform in India and a few hundred thousand Indian blogs
are hosted on Blogspot.
Which Indian ISPs are blocking Blogspot blogs ?
Looking at the server referral logs, I can see recent traffic from BSNL,
Satyam Sify, Airtel Broadband, TouchTel India, VSNL Sancharnet, AsiaNet
and Bharti Cellular. However, there are no current referrals from Reliance
Infocom, MTNL, Star Hathway and Tata Internet Services which may
signal that they are indeed blocking access to blogspot sites.
Update: Almost all Indian ISPs have blocked access to sites hosted on
blogspot.com and geocities.com
Who is to blame ? Indian Government or Local ISP ?
While a Bangalore ISP Spectranet agent claims that they received a letter
from Ministry of Communications to block blogspot sites in India, I am not
very convinced since in that case, state owned ISPs VSNL and BSNL would
have been at the forefront in implementing the notice. But as they are neither
blocking Blogger.com or Blogspot.com, I feel the access has been restricted
only by a couple of Private ISPs.
The government may have issued a notification to block some blogs on
*.blogspot.com and the intelligent ISPs went a step further and blocked the
entire blogspot.com domain. Update: Confirmed that the Government of
India [Ministry of Telecommunications] did issue a directive to block a few
blogspot.com blogs in India.
Whoever may be responsible, India has clearly joined the Internet
Filtering Club of China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Euthopia. If the
access to restricted websites is not restored in a day or two, this issue is sure
to gather active momentum in the Western blogosphere.
How do I know if my ISP blocked access to Blogs ?
» Using DOS Ping Tool. Type the following commands in the MS DOS
window (Start->Run->Cmd->Enter):
ping blogspot.com
ping blogger.com

If your ISP has not restricted access to blogspot site, you should see
something like this:
Pinging blogspot.blogger.com [66.102.15.101] with
32 bytes of data:
Reply from
TTL=240
Reply from
TTL=239
Reply from
TTL=239
Reply from
TTL=239

66.102.15.101: bytes=32 time=333ms
66.102.15.101: bytes=32 time=329ms
66.102.15.101: bytes=32 time=337ms
66.102.15.101: bytes=32 time=294ms

Ping statistics for 66.102.15.101:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0%
loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 294ms, Maximum = 337ms, Average = 323ms
I am Blog Reader. How can I read a blocked blogspot.com site ?
Luckily, there are a ton of alternatives to access restricted websites. Here are
some of the most popular workarounds:
» Via RSS Readers Fire up Newsgator, Bloglines, Google Reader or any
other web based newsreader and subscribe to the blogspot blog rss by typing
xxx.blogspot.com/rss.xml or xxx.blogspot.com/atom.xml in the URL field.
» Via RSS2Email Services Head over to Feedblitz, Bloglet or FeedBurner,
type the blog address and you will automatically receive the entire blog
posts in your inbox as soon as the blogger posts a story. You will however
miss reading the comments.
» Via Google Translate (just replace labnol with any blog name you want to
read like indiauncut)
google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=labnol.blogspot.com
» Via Google Mobile Search (replace labnol with the blog name)
google.com/gwt/n?u=labnol.blogspot.com

»Via Inblogs free Blog Gateway (replace labnol with the blog name)
www.pkblogs.com/labnol
»Via Helping Pakistan (replace labnol with the blog name)
www.pkblogs.com/labnol
» Read new tricks to access restricted websites
I am a Blogger. How can I ensure my readers see my blogspot.com blogs
?
Here are a couple of things that may help your blog fans in India, China or
Pakistan read your blog even when the Government has blocked access to
the sites:
1. Use Feedburner for syndicating Blog Content [tutorial] - even if the
blogspot.com site is blocked, feeds hosted on feedburner will still be
accessible.
2. The good news is that while blogspot.com site is blocked, blogger.com is
still accessible which means bloggers can create/edit/delete posts or reader
comments from the blog control panel. However if the blogger.com site is
also blocked, here's what bloggers can do to administrate their blogs:
» Convert the Blogger.com Hostname to a Numeric IP address
(http://66.102.15.100) - Most ISPs block site by name but not by IP address
so this should work.
» If the ISP is smart and even blocks the numeric ip address, convert the IP
address (66.102.15.100) to a decimal number (1113984868) - Now access
the blogger start page by typing http://1113984868
How to read Digital Inspiration when blogspot.com is blocked by your ISP ?
Happy Blogspotting India.

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http://censorship.wikia.com/wiki/Other_References

IT ACT 2000
This is the likely law under which the websites have been blocked. One can
see that the order only announces the creation of CERT-IN and defines who
can ask for websites to be blocked. It, however, conveniently fails to define a
blockable website. Also, the scope of people who can request blocking of
websites is frighteningly wide. Here are the excerpts of the act:
THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
EXTRAORDINARY
Part II- Section 3, Sub-Section (i)
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFRMATION
TECHNOLOGY (Department of Information Technology)
ORDER
New Delhi, the 27th February, 2003
G.S.R.181(E) - In exercise of the provisions of Section 67 and Section 88 of
the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000), the Central
Government, after consultation with the Cyber Regulations Advisory
Committee, hereby prescribes the following procedure for blocking of
websites:1. Computer Emergency Response Team - India (CERT-IND) shall be the
single authority for issue of instructions in the context of blocking of
websites. CERT-IND, after verifying the authenticity of the complaint and
after satisfying that action of blocking of website is absolutely essential,
shall instruct Department of Telecommunications (DOT) - (LR Cell) to
block the website. DOT, under whose control the Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) are functioning will ensure the blocking of websites and inform
CERT-IND accordingly.
2. CERT could be approached by the:
(i) Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS).
(ii) Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
(iii) Foreign Secretary in the Department of External Affairs or a
representative not below the rank of Joint Secretary.

(iv) Secretaries, Departments of Home Affairs of each of the States and of
the Union Territories.
(v) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Director
General of Police of all the States and such other enforcement agencies.
(vi) Secretaries of Heads of all the Information Technology Departments of
all the States and Union Territories not below the rank of Joint Secretary of
Central Government.
(vii) Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission or Minorities
Commission or Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes Commission or
National Women Commission.
(viii) The directives of the Courts.
(ix) Any others as may be specified by the Government.
3. The CERT-IND is located at Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003.
[F.No. 7(1)/2003-EC]
S. LAKSHMINARAYANAN, Addl. Secy

Constitution of India/Part III
Fundamental Rights
Article 12 Definition
In this Part, unless the context otherwise required, "the
State" includes the Governmental and Parliament of India
and the Government and the Legislature of each of the
States and all local or other authorities within the territory of
India or under the control of the Government of India.
Article 13 Laws inconsistent with or in derogation of the
fundamental rights
(1) All laws in force in the territory of India immediately
before the commencement of this Constitution, in so far as

they are inconsistent with the provisions of this Part, shall, to
the extent of such inconsistency, be void.
(2) The State shall not make any law which takes away or
abridges the rights conferred by this Part and any law made
in contravention of this clause shall, to the extent of the
contravention, be void.
(3) In this article, unless the context otherwise required, - (a)
"law" includes any Ordinance, order, bye-law, rule,
regulation, notification, custom or usage having in the
territory of India the force of law;
(b) "laws in force" includes laws passed or made by a
Legislature or other competent authority in the territory of
India before the commencement of this Constitution and not
previously repealed, notwithstanding that any such law or
any part thereof may not be then in operation either at all or
in particular areas.
(4) Nothing in this article shall apply to any amendment of
this Constitution made under article 368.
Article 14 Equality before law
The State shall not deny to any person equality before the
law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of
India.
Article 15 Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion,
race, caste, sex or place of birth
(1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on
grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or
any of them.
(2) No citizen shall, on ground only of religion, race, caste,
sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any
disability, liability, restriction or condition with regard to (a) access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and places of
public entertainment; or
(b) the use of wells, tanks, bathing ghats, roads and places
of public resort maintained whole or partly out of State funds
or dedicated to the use of general public.

(3) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from
making any special provision for women and children.
(4) Nothing in this article or in clause (2) or article 29 shall
prevent the State from making any special provision for the
advancement of any socially and educationally backward
classes of citizens or for the Scheduled Castes and the
Scheduled Tribes.
Article 16 Equality of opportunity in matters of public
employment
(1) There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in
matters relating to employment or appointment to any office
under the State.
(2) No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste,
sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be
ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect of, any
employment or office under the State.
(3) Nothing in this article shall prevent Parliament from
making any law prescribing, in regard to a class or classes of
employment or appointment to an office under the
Government of, or any local or other authority within, a State
or Union territory, any requirement as to residence within
that State or Union territory prior to such employment or
appointment.
(4) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from
making any provision for the reservation of appointments or
posts in favour of any backward class of citizens which, in
the opinion of the State, is not adequately represented in the
services under the State.
(4A) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from
making any provision for reservation in matters of promotion
to any class or classes of posts in the services under the
State in favour of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled
Tribes which, in the opinion of the State, are not adequately
represented in the services under the State.
(5) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any
law which provides that the incumbent of an office in
connection with the affairs of any religious or denominational

institution or any member of the governing body thereof
shall be a person professing a particular religion or belonging
to a particular denomination.
Article 17 Abolition of Untouchability
"Untouchability" is abolished and its practice in any form is
forbidden. The enforcement of any disability arising out of
"Untouchability" shall be an offence punishable in
accordance with law.
Article 18 Abolition of titles
(1) No title, not being a military or academic distinction, shall
be conferred by the State.
(2) No citizen of India shall accept any title from any foreign
State.
(3) No person who is not a citizen of India shall, while he
holds any office of profit or trust under the State, accept
without the consent of the President any title from any
foreign State.
(4) No person holding any office of profit or trust under the
State shall, without the consent of the President, accept any
present, emolument, or office of any kind from or under any
foreign State.
Article 19 Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of
speech, etc.
(1) All citizens shall have the right (a) to freedom of speech and expression;
(b) to assemble peaceably and without arms;
(c) to form associations or unions;
(d) to move freely throughout the territory of India;
(e) to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India;
and
(f) to practice any profession, or to carry on any occupation,
trade or business.
(2) Nothing in sub-clause (a) of clause (1) shall affect the
operation of any existing law, or prevent the State from

making any law, in so far as such law imposes reasonable
restrictions on the exercise of the right conferred by the said
sub-clause in the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of
India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign
States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to
contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence.
(3) Nothing in sub-clause (b) of the said clause shall affect
the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes, or
prevent the State from making any law imposing, in the
interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India or public
order, reasonable restrictions on the right conferred by the
said sub-clause.
(4) Nothing in sub-clause (c) of the said clause shall affect
the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes, or
prevent the State from making any law imposing, in the
interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India or public
order or morality, reasonable restrictions on the exercise of
the right conferred by the said sub-clause.
(5) Nothing in sub-clause (d) and (e) of the said clause shall
affect the operation of any existing law in so far as it
imposes, or prevent the State from making any law
imposing, reasonable restrictions on the exercise of any of
the rights conferred by the said sub-clauses either in the
interests of the general public or for the protection of the
interests of any Schedule Tribe.
(6) Nothing in sub-clause (g) of the said clause shall affect
the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes, or
prevent the State from making any law imposing, in the
interests of the general public, reasonable restrictions on the
exercise of the right conferred by the said sub-clause, and, in
particular, nothing in the said sub-clause shall affect the
operation of any existing law in so far as it relates to, or
prevent the State from making any law relating to, (i) the professional or technical qualifications necessary for
practicing any profession or carrying on any occupation,
trade or business, or

(ii) the carrying on by the State, or by a corporation owned
or controlled by the State, of any trade, business, industry or
service, whether to the exclusion, complete or partial, of
citizens or otherwise.
Article 20 Protection in respect of conviction for offenses
(1) No person shall be convicted of any offence except for
violation of a law in force at the time of the commission of
the act charged as an offence, not be subjected to a penalty
greater than that which might have been inflicted under the
law in force at the time of the commission of the offence.
(2) No person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same
offence more than once.
(3) No person accused of any offence shall be compelled to
be a witness against himself.
Article 21 Protection of life and personal liberty
No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty
except according to procedure established by law.
Article 22 Protection against arrest and detention in certain
cases
(1) No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody
without being informed, as soon as may be, of the grounds
for such arrest nor shall he be denied the right to consult,
and to be defended by, a legal practitioner of his choice.
(2) Every person who is arrested and detained in custody
shall be produced before the nearest magistrate within a
period of twenty-four hours of such arrest excluding the time
necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to court of
the magistrate and no such person shall be detained in
custody beyond the said period without the authority of a
magistrate.
(3) Nothing in clauses (1) and (2) shall apply (a) to any person who for the time being is an enemy alien;
or
(b) to any person who is arrested or detained under any law
providing for preventive detention.

(4) No law providing for preventive detention shall authorize
the detention of a person for a longer period than three
months unless (a) an Advisory Board consisting of persons who are, or have
been, or are qualified to be appointed as, Judges of a High
Court has reported before the expiration of the said period of
three months that there is in its opinion sufficient cause for
such detention:
Provided that nothing in this sub-clause shall authorise the
detention of any person beyond the maximum period
prescribed by any law made by Parliament under sub-clause
(b) of clause (7); or
(b) such person is detained in accordance with the provisions
of any law made by Parliament under sub-clauses (a) and (b)
of clause (7).
(5) When any person is detained in pursuance of an order
made under any law providing for preventive detention, the
authority making the order shall, as soon as may be,
communicate to such person the grounds on which the order
has been made and shall afford him the earliest opportunity
of making a representation against the order.
(6) Nothing in clause (5) shall require the authority making
any such order as is referred to in that clause to disclose
facts which such authority considers to be against the public
interest to disclose.
(7) Parliament may by law prescribe (a) the circumstances under which, and the class or classes
of cases in which, a person may be detained for a period
longer than three months under any law providing for
preventive detention without obtaining the opinion of an
Advisory Board in accordance with the provisions of subclause (a) of clause (4);
(b) the maximum period for which any person may in any
class or classes of cases be detained under any law
providing for preventive detention; and

(c) the procedure to be followed by an Advisory Board in an
inquiry under sub-clause (a) of clause (4).
Article 23 Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced
labour
(1) Traffic in human beings and begar and other similar
forms of forced labour are prohibited and any contravention
of this provision shall be an offence punishable in
accordance with law.
(2) Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from
imposing compulsory service for public purposes, and in
imposing such service the State shall not make any
discrimination on ground only of religion, race, caste or class
or any of them.
Article 24 Prohibition of employment of children in factories,
etc.
No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed
to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other
hazardous employment.
Article 25 Freedom of conscience and free profession,
practice and propagation of religion
(1) Subject to public order, morality and health and to the
other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled
to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess,
practice and propagate religion.
(2) Nothing in this article shall affect the operation of any
existing law or prevent the State from making any law (a) regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political
or other secular activity which may be associated with
religious practice;
(b) providing for social welfare and reform or the throwing
open of Hindu reli- gious institutions of a public character to
all classes and sections of Hindus.
Explanation I: The wearing and carrying of kirpans shall be
deemed to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion.
Explanation II: In sub-Clause (b) of clause (2), the reference
to Hindus shall be construed as including a reference to

persons professing the Sikh, Jaina or Buddhist religion, and
the reference to Hindu religious institutions shall be
construed accordingly.
Article 26 Freedom to manage religious affairs
Subject to public order, morality and health, every religious
denomination or any section thereof shall have the right (a) to establish and maintain institutions for religious and
charitable purposes;
(b) to manage its own affairs in matters of religion;
(c) to own and acquire movable and immovable property;
and
(d) to administer such property in accordance with law.
Article 27 Freedom as to payment of taxes for promotion of
any particular religion
No person shall be compelled to pay any taxes, the proceeds
of which are specifically appropriated in payment of
expenses for the promotion or maintenance of any particular
religion or religious denomination.
Article 28 Freedom as to attendance at religious instruction
or religious worship in certain educational institutions
(1) No religious instruction shall be provided in any
educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds.
(2) Nothing in clause (1) shall apply to an educational
institution which is administered by the State but has been
established under any endowment or trust which requires
that religious instruction shall be imparted in such
institution.
(3) No person attending any educational institution
recognised by the State or receiving aid out of State funds
shall be required to take part in any religious instruction that
may be imparted in such institution or to attend any religious
worship that may be conducted in such institution or in any
premises attached thereto unless such person or, if such
person is minor, his guardian has given his consent thereto.
Article 29 Protection of interests of minorities

(1) Any section of the citizens residing in the territory of
India or any part thereof having a distinct language, script or
culture of its own shall have the right to conserve the same.
(2) No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational
institution maintained by the State or receiving aid out of
State funds on grounds only of religion, race, caste,
language or any of them.
Article 30 Right of minorities to establish and administer
educational institutions
(1) All minorities, whether based on religion or language,
shall have the right to establish and administer educational
institutions of their choice.
(1A) In making any law providing for the compulsory
acquisition of any property of an educational institution
established and administered by a minority, referred to in
clause (1), the State shall ensure that the amount fixed by or
determined under such law for the acquisition of such
property is such as would not restrict or abrogate the right
guaranteed under that clause.
(2) The State shall not, in granting aid to educational
institutions, discriminate against any educational institution
on the ground that it is under the management of a minority,
whether based on religion or language.
Article 31 Compulsory acquisition of property
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Article 31A Saving of laws providing for acquisition of
estates, etc.
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in article 13, no law
providing for (a) the acquisition by the State of any estate or of any rights
therein or the extinguishment or modification of any such
rights, or
(b) the taking over of the management of any property by
the State for a limited period either in the public interest or
in order to secure the proper management of the property,
or

(c) the amalgamation of two or more corporations either in
the public interest or in order to secure the proper
management of any of the corporations, or
(d) the extinguishment or modification of any rights of
managing agents, secretaries and treasurers, managing
directors, directors or managers of corporations, or of any
voting rights of share-holders thereof, or
(e) the extinguishment or modification of any rights accruing
by virtue of any agreement, lease or licence for the purpose
of searching for, or winning, any mineral or mineral oil, or
the premature termination or cancellation of and such
agreement, lease or licence, shall be deemed to be void on
the ground that it is inconsistent with, or takes away or
abridges any of the rights conferred by article 14 or article
19: Provided that where such law is a law made by the
Legislature of a State, the provisions of this article shall not
apply thereto unless such law, having been reserved for the
consideration of the President, has received his assent:
Provided further that where any law makes any provision for
the acquisition by the State of any estate and where any
land comprised therein is held by a person under his
personal cultivation, it shall not be lawful for the State to
acquire any portion of such land as is within the ceiling limit
applicable to him under any law for the time being in force or
any building or structure standing thereon or appurtenant
thereto, unless the law relating to the acquisition of such
land, building or structure, provides for payment of
compensation at a rate which shall not be less than the
market value thereof.
(2) In this article, (a) the expression "estate" shall, in relation to any local area,
have the same meaning as that expression or its local
equivalent has in the existing law relating to land tenure in
force in that area and shall also include (i) any jagir, inam or muafi or other similar grant and in the
States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, any janmam right;
(ii) any land held under ryotwari settlement;

(iii) any land held or let for purposes of agriculture of for
purposes ancillary thereto, including waste land, forest land,
land for pasture or sites of buildings and other structures
occupied by cultivators of land, agricultural labourers and
village artisans;
(b) the expression "rights", in relation to an estate, shall
include any rights vesting in a proprietor, sub-proprietor,
under-proprietor, tenure-holder, raiyat, under-raiyat or other
intermediary and any rights or privileges in respect of land
revenue.
Article 31B Validation of certain Acts and Regulations
Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions
contained in article 31A, none of the Acts and Regulations
specified in the Ninth Schedule nor any of the provision
thereof shall be deemed to be void, or even to have become
void, on the ground that such Act, Regulation or provision is
inconsistent with, or takes away or abridges any of the rights
conferred by, any provisions of this part, and
notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court
or tribunal to the contrary, each of the said Acts and
Regulations shall, subject to the power of any competent
Legislature to repeal or amend it, continue in force.
Article 31C Saving of laws giving effect to certain directive
principles
Notwithstanding anything contained in article 13, no law
giving effect to the policy of the State towards securing all or
any of the principles laid down in Part IV shall be deemed to
be void on the ground that it is inconsistent with, or takes
away or abridges any of the rights conferred by article 14 or
article 19; and no law containing a declaration that it is for
giving effect to such policy shall be called in question in any
court on the ground that it does not give effect to such
policy: Provided that where such law is made by the
Legislature of a State, the provisions of this article shall not
apply thereto unless such law, having been reserved for the
consideration of the President, has received his assent.

Article 31D Saving of laws in respect of anti-national
activities
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Article 32 Remedies for enforcement of rights conferred by
this Part
(1) The right to move the Supreme Court by appropriate
proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by
this Part is guaranteed.
(2) The Supreme Court shall have power to issue directions
or orders or writs, including writs in the nature of habeas
corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari,
whichever may be appropriate, for the enforcement of any of
the rights conferred by this Part.
(3) Without prejudice to the powers conferred on the
Supreme Court by clauses (1) and (2), Parliament may by
law empower any other court to exercise within the local
limits of its jurisdiction all or any of the powers exercisable
by the Supreme Court under clause (2).
(4) The right guaranteed by this article shall not be
suspended except as otherwise provided for by this
Constitution.
Article 32A Constitutional validity of State laws not to be
considered in proceedings under article 32
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Article 33 Power of Parliament to modify the rights conferred
by this Part in their application to Forces, etc.
Parliament may, by law, determine to what extent any of the
rights conferred by this Part shall, in their application to, (a) the members of the Armed Forces; or
(b) the members of the Forces charged with the
maintenance of public order; or
(c) persons employed in any bureau or other organisation
established by the State for purposes of intelligence or
counter intelligence; or

(d) persons employed in, or in connection with, the
telecommunication systems set up for the purposes of any
Force, bureau or organisation referred to in clauses (a) to (c),
be restricted or abrogated so as to ensure the proper
discharge of their duties and the maintenance of discipline
among them.
Article 34 Restriction on rights conferred by this Part while
marital law is in force in any area
Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing provisions of this
Part, Parliament may by law indemnify any person in the
service of the Union or of a State or any person in respect of
any act done by him in connection with the maintenance or
restoration or order in any area within the territory of India
where martial law was in force or validate any sentence
passed, punishment inflicted, forfeiture ordered or other act
done under martial law in such area.
Article 35 Legislation to give effect to the provisions of this
Part
Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, (a) Parliament shall have, and the Legislature of a State shall
not have, power to make laws (i) With respect to any of the matters which under clause (3)
of article 16, clause (3) of article 32, article 33 and article 34
may be provided for by law made by Parliament; and
(ii) for prescribing punishment for those acts which are
declared to be offences under this part, and Parliament shall,
as soon as may be after the commencement of this
Constitution, make laws for prescribing punishment for the
acts referred to in sub-clause (ii);
(b) any law in force immediately before the commencement
of this Constitution in the territory of India with respect to
any of the matters referred to in sub-clause (i) of clause (a)
or providing for punishment for any act referred to in subclause (ii) of that clause shall, subject to the terms thereof
and to any adaptations and modifications that may be made
therein under article 372, continue in force until altered or
repealed or amended by Parliament. Explanation: In this

article, the expression "law in force" has the same meaning
as in article 372.

Blogs and RTI Act of India
http://censorship.wikia.com/wiki/Blogs_and_RTI_Act
Introduction
This page is a guide on how to use the Right To Information
act to find out more about the blanket block against the
URLs:


http://www.blogspot.com
http://www.typepad.com
http://www.geocities.com
What is the RTI Act
The Right to Information Act was enacted by Parliament in
2005. It mandates timely response to citizen requests for
government information. Any ordinary citizen, regardless of
nationality can file a Right To Information application and the
Government of India is compelled to respond.
You can find more information here:
http://persmin.nic.in/RTI/WelcomeRTI.htm
&
http://www.rtiindia.org, a complete Online Portal for Right to
information India.
How to file an RTI Application
The process is simple.
Step 1
Take a piece of paper, address it to the concerned Public
Information Officer (PIO). In this case, it is probably the PIO,
Department of Information Technology, Ministry of
Communications. His address is:

Shri B.B.Bahl,
Joint Director and PIO (RTI)
Office of PIO (RTI)
Room No 1016 Electronics Niketan
Department of Information Technology (DIT)
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6, CGO Complex, New Delhi
Tel: 011-24301116
Fax: 011-24363099
Email: pio.dit_hq@mit.gov.in
Step 2
Draft a simple letter, for example, with the subject reading
like this:
SUB: Request to Information Regarding the Blocking
of Internet domains
and a body asking the following (feel free to add anything
more):

1.

2.
3.
4.
5.

6.
7.
8.

I would like to use the Right To Information Act to ascertain
the following:
Has there been a directive issued by the Ministry of
Communications & Information Technology to block the
domains http://www.blogspot.com, http://www.typepad.com
and http://www.geocities.com?
If so, why has this blanket block come into force?
Why have these particular domain names been specifically
blocked?
When will this block cease to exist?
If no such directive has been issued, why are these websites
being blocked? Will the ministry of Communications and
Information Technology take action against ISPs for blocking
websites arbitrarily?
Who is responsible for ensuring that Indian citizens have the
freedom to access these websites?
What form of redressal does an Indian citizen have to ensure
that these websites are no longer blocked?
If there has been a directive from the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, and

considering the fact the most of the websites blocked do not
contain pornography, speeches of hate, contempt, slander or
defamation, or promote gambling, racism, violence or
terrorism, is the ministry of communications and Information
technology violating the articles 14, 19, and 21 of the
constitution of India?
9. According to media reports, one of the blogs blocked is
exposingtheleft.blogspot.com. Since, this blog has nothing to
do with India and is more about US and Israel, what
justification does the government have for blocking the site?
10. Please provide a photocopy of all the documents relating to
the questions above, including but not limited to:
1. The directive issued by the concerned Ministry to Internet
Service Providers
2. The list of all the specific domain names that have been
blocked
3. The act under which the Government of India is empowered
to block domain names in India.
Note: Under the RTI Act, 2005, You are not compelled to
give a reason for your application. So you can only
include the questions if you like.
Step 3
Include your name and your full postal address at the end of
the letter. This is extremely vital so that the PIO can respond
to your request. The information will be sent to you via post.
Step 4
Go to your nearest post office. A list of post offices accepting
RTI applications is given here:
http://www.indiapost.gov.in/rtimanual16a.html
Step 5
Submit your application and pay Rs.10 at one of the eligible
Post Offices and ensure that you get your receipt. This is
once again vital as proof of your application. Make copies of
your application for your future reference.

Step 6
Come home, and wait for the response. Allow 5 days for the
Post Office to deliver the application to the PIO concerned,
and 30 days after that for the PIO to respond to you. So in a
total of 35 days, the PIO MUST RESPOND.
Sample Application Letter
To:
Shri B.B.Bahl
Joint Director and PIO (RTI)
Office of PIO (RTI)
Room No 1016, Electronics Niketan
Department of Information Technology (DIT)
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6, CGO Complex, New Delhi
Date: <Enter Date Here>
Sub: Information regarding the blocking of internet website
domains
Dear Sir,
It has come to my attention that I, along with several other
internet users across the country, have been unable to
access the following websites:
http://www.blogspot.com
http://www.geocities.com
http://www.typepad.com
As well as the following sub-domains:

http://sub-domain.blogspot.com
http://sub-domain.typepad.com
On asking the relevant ISPs, their users were told that these
websites have been blocked under a directive of the Ministry
of Communications and Information Technology, Government
of India.
I would like to use the Right To Information Act to ascertain
the following:
1. Has there been any such directive issued by the Ministry
of Communications & Information Technology?
2. If so, why has this ban come into force?
3. Why have these particular domain names been
specifically banned?
4. When will this ban cease to exist?
5. If no such directive has been issued, why are these
websites being blocked?
6. Who is responsible for ensuring that Indian citizens have
the freedom to access these websites?
7. What form of redressal does an Indian citizen have to
ensure that these websites are no longer blocked?
8. If there has been a directive from the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, and
considering the fact the most of the websites blocked do not
contain pornography, speeches of hate, contempt, slander or
defamation, or promote gambling, racism, violence or
terrorism, is the ministry of communications and Information
technology violating the articles 14, 19, and 21 of the
constitution of India?
9. Please provide a photocopy of all the documents relating
to the questions above, including but not limited to:
a. The directive issued by the concerned Ministry to Internet
Service Providers

b. The list of all the specific domain names that have been
blocked
c. The act under which the Government of India is
empowered to block domain names in India.
I must emphasize here that these websites, are used by
thousands of ordinary Indian citizens to express their views,
thoughts and ideas. Indian Citizens have the right to express
their views freely, and have an unhindered exchange of
thoughts and ideas.
Blocking these websites universally and not allowing Indian
Citizens to read any of them is tantamount to hindering the
freedom of expression of those thousands of ordinary Indian
citizens.
I request you to kindly look into this matter. Thank you in
advance for your co-operation.
Yours Sincerely,
<Name Here>
<Address Here>
Filed RTI Applications
- by Shivam Vij
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