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ISPs told to set free safe blogs

The Department of telecommunications has instructed internet service providers to provide "unhindered access" to net users.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2006 03:34 IST

The Department of telecommunications has instructed internet service providers to provide "unhindered access" to net users except for some specified webpages. After the Mumbai blasts, it had ordered ISPs to block 17 websites on grounds of national security.

On Thursday, DoT clarified that it had asked ISPs to block only specified webpages/sites and not all websites. Referring to its instructions through a July 13 communication, DoT said it had come to its notice that in some cases the parent website had been blocked in contravention to what was stated in its order.

DoT has now directed all ISPs to strictly comply with the July 13 order and provide unhindered access to the internet, except for the websites/webpages which have been specifically mentioned in its orders issued from time to time.