Govt of India wants 32 URLs, including Dailymotion, Vimeo and Github, banned

Some of the sites in the list are still opening, others are already blocked.

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: January 2, 2015 8:09 am

The Government of India has asked Internet service licensees to block access to 32 URLs including a few popular video platforms like Vimeo and Dailymotion and hosting service Github.

Scans of the notification posted on twitter showed that the same was issued under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. However, we could not find the notification on the Department of Technology website.

One of the blocked sites, Pastebin.com tweeted that its url was blocked in India. “We are getting many reports about this. The Indian government has blocked us, and right now there is little we can do about it. It has happened in the past, and we got unblocked after some time. For now we recommend using a free proxy service if you are based in India,” it said in a Facebook post.

We could open most of the sites including Vimeo and Github, with the exception of pastebin.com and dailymotion.com.

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First Published on: December 31, 2014 5:36 pm
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    jaganatha
    Aug 30, 2016 at 5:22 am
    Is Yts.ag is blocked or banned By India.?
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      Krr Infra
      Jul 1, 2016 at 6:47 am
      Thanks for Information pridedlt;br/gt;
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        Krr Infra
        Jul 1, 2016 at 6:49 am
        Thanks for Information providedlt;br/gt;krr infra projects
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          Vilai Vithand
          Jul 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm
          Good Evening,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Can any one please tell kat.cr. (kicktorrent) is blocked
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            Chirag Shah
            Jan 2, 2015 at 6:43 am
            Try to learn where to use a comma..... Oh no.....Are you going to throw me out of the country now for criticizing you?
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              Navneen Salaria
              Jan 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm
              I am from BJP, who said you, stop spreading misinformation
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                Navneen Salaria
                Jan 20, 2015 at 9:22 am
                Indian Express, need info in tracing this muck masters IP address
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                  Ammu
                  Jan 4, 2015 at 6:59 am
                  I dont know where you will bring these prosutes. Are they not women? Don't they have any rights? By legalizing the trade, many women from low wage backgrounds will be FORCED into it.As you said educating the youth is the right solution, not legalizing prosution.
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                    Anon
                    Jan 1, 2015 at 11:56 pm
                    The 32 websites allow publishing in some form or the other so why, whom and what are they trying to prevent from publishing? Dal mein kuch kala hein?
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                      Bobby
                      Jan 2, 2015 at 8:34 am
                      Wow im surrpised, I thought this happened in Paksitan but not INdia! India of all places come on. Why though? What's the logic or reasoning?
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                        cs rocker
                        Jan 2, 2015 at 6:11 am
                        Well for starts pastebin and all related websites are the easiest ways to share messages online( originally meant for sharing source code )with millions while maintaining anonymity. Now the message can be anything.... No need to describe. While websites like dailymotion, vimeo can simply be a censorship move.
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                          Dharmaji Shette
                          Jan 2, 2015 at 6:41 am
                          What can one expect from Namo? He needs to control media, otherwise his reality comes out.
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                            Dinesh Ramalingam
                            Jan 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm
                            Here's the solution to view those blocked websites in any browser or with any provider without installing anything. s:www.youtube/watch?...
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                              arjun Mb
                              Jan 2, 2015 at 5:17 am
                              o sir , I want u to think of AL the women who r getting raped on streets cos of ually starved men!! don't u think if govt gives men the right to be satisfied , it would reduce the number of rapes ?? and since prosution is illegal now, there is more illegal trafficking!! so make it legal and issue a government license and ID card to prosutes, after checking their health status n make a rule tat d license has to be renewed every yr ..don't u think tat will prevent transmission of HIV and also trafficking etc ? I know u fear bout the youth getting spoilt.. don't u think they re spoilt now ?hiding and watching ,visiting mage parlors etc ? So its our duty to educate the youth to do wats right.. just cos I see a prosute roadside doesn't mean I'll go n sleep wit her..cos I know what's right for Me.. so its perfectly fine to legalise prosution and at d same time educate ppl too.. this s a democracy , everybody has their right to live their life their way..
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                                arjun Mb
                                Jan 2, 2015 at 5:37 am
                                y don't u ban facebook, twitter, whatsapp and all the sites too? cos I can see more than a million nude photos on AL the above sites for FREE ! ppl share AL possible things through these sites too.. After AL the w Concept of internet is to "share the information" isn't it ? so ban the internet too.. just create something called "government net" where ppl can access only their tax/bills page and pay them.. cos ppl in this country don't deserve the right to know n share what they want.. and all u care is your income through various means ..isn't it ? so y don't u just do it straight forward :-)p.s- and u might have to ban sites like this one am writing on too :-p cos here we ppl QUESTION !!! n u definitely don't like tat ;-)
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                                  Eswar Vandanapu
                                  Jan 2, 2015 at 1:35 am
                                  I can still access github and we use it for out work everyday. Is it just a hoax, or the orders are not implemented yet?
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                                    Hemant Arora
                                    Jan 2, 2015 at 8:01 am
                                    Why can't India think of clubbing with the good powers of the world, USA, UK, and more to nuke the ISIS and Taliban in the first place? When these terrorist powers can constantly talk about harming us, why can't we talk/plan about them? The idea is not to kill the innocent but to contain/neutralize/prevent a possible future catastrophe.
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                                      Indian
                                      Jan 2, 2015 at 5:19 am
                                      This seems to be bad decision by BJP Gov. We were expecting more freedom and security in leadership of Shree Narendra Modi, and instead they are blocking sites for no reason. In this way, one day, they will need to ban internet in India. What a big failure for shree Narendra Modi and his government who talks about technology and future of India. Is this the way to get India ahead by blocking sites !!!!
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                                        Ameet
                                        Jan 2, 2015 at 6:03 am
                                        Ban Google... That's where everyone gets everything. Cut the internet from all over the world. Let's go back to stone age and try to progress our country, our economy.
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                                          Mahesh
                                          Jan 2, 2015 at 6:35 am
                                          Acche din aa e...
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                                            Mandar Powale
                                            Aug 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm
                                            Why were these banned ?
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