India blocking Blogger

A colleague in India reports:

Indian Internet Service Providers (Govt owned BSNL, MTNL and other private operators like Airtel, Sify.. etc) had blocked access to blogger domain. None of the blogs from domain can be accessed directly from India now. It looks like they had blocked the entire domain when govt asked to blog few blogs.

From another blog on Blogger:

According to some reports, the India Government issued a directive to block only certain blogs on * but the ISPs decided to block the entire domain.


While there is no official comment, most people are speculating that the ban is connected to the recent Mumbai Train Blasts. Probably the groups behind the bomb blasts used blogs to exchange information and co-ordinate the plan so the Government decided to ban these sites.

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