Indian bloggers are up in arms, says the BBC, following an apparent ban by the Government of various blogging platforms. Although the Government is not saying much, it is believed it is a response to the Mumbai bombing and an effort to curb the activities of terrorists. However, this is not how it is being seen:
Indian bloggers say that the decision is an attack on freedom of speech.
A number of them have started filing petitions under the country’s new landmark freedom of information law which gives citizens the right to access information held by the government.
Bloggers say the ban has meant that people do not even have access to blogs like the one set up to help the relatives of the victims of the recent train bombings in Mumbai (Bombay), www.mumbaihelp.blogspot.com.