India Blocks Web Sites, Blogs After Bombings

The Indian government has blocked about 20 websites and blogs in India, following suspicions by the country’s intelligence agencies that the sites were likely being used by terrorists to communicate with each another.

ISPs received instructions over the weekend from the government’s Department of Telecommunications (DOT) to block about 20 URLs, said Deepak Maheshwari, secretary of the ISP Association of India in Delhi. The orders did not indicate why the URLs were being blocked, he said.

The move to block the sites may be related to the bomb blasts in trains in Mumbai earlier this month, which killed about 190 people and injured around 700. Government sources were not immediately available for comment. India Blocks Web Sites, Blogs After Bombings - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

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