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India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech

Posted by celticfire84 on May 9, 2011

The Indian government has actively worked to suppress opposing voices such a those from the Communist Party of India (Maoist)

This comes from the website of the International Campaign Against War on the People in India.  Click here for some background material about the revolution in India.

NY Times: India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech

MUMBAI, India — Free speech advocates and Internet users are protesting new Indian regulations restricting Web content that, among other things, can be considered “disparaging,” “harassing,” “blasphemous” or “hateful.”

The new rules, quietly issued by the country’s Department of Information Technology earlier this month and only now attracting attention, allow officials and private citizens to demand that Internet sites and service providers remove content they consider objectionable on the basis of a long list of criteria.

Critics of the new rules say the restrictions could severely curtail debate and discussion on the Internet, whose use has been growing fast in India. Read the rest of this entry »

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Press Release: Condemn the Illegal Detention of CPI(Maoist) Leaders!

Posted by celticfire84 on May 9, 2011

This originally appeared on the website of the International Campaign Against War on the People in India.

Indian Maoist soldier engaged in study. The CPI(Maoist) are engaged in a People's War against the oppressive Indian State.

CONDEMN THE ILLEGAL DETENTION OF CPI (MAOIST) LEADERS!

PRESS RELEASE (30/04/2011) —

Condemn the Illegal Detention of Central Committee Members of the CPI (Maoist) Vijay Kumar (Jaspal), Varanasi Subramaniam (Saroj), Jhantu Mukherjee along with Three Villagers by the Bihar Police!
Demand the Immediate Production of the Six before a Court of Law! Read the rest of this entry »

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