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The Government of India Blocked 32 Popular Websites Including Github, Dailymotion, Pastebin and More

by onJanuary 5, 2015

The Government of India has given a really bad surprise to their citizens on the starting of New Year. The bad news is that, the internet users of India would no longer be able to access most popular and useful websites as The Government of India Blocked 32 Popular Websites by giving order to the Department Of Telecommunication (DoT) to take action against all of these websites immediately.

Government of India:

“We have blocked some sites due to some severe security concerns”


Here we have copied the entire 32 blocked website URLs, now you can thoroughly see below which websites are unable to access:

  • dailymotion.com
  • justpaste.it
  • hastebin.com
  • codepad.org
  • hpage.com
  • sourceforge.net/projects/phorkie
  • paste4btc.com
  • snippetsource.net
  • cryptbin.com
  • 000webhost.com
  • ipage.com
  • 0bin.net
  • heypasteit.com
  • atnsoft.com/textpaster
  • tny.cz (Tinypaste)
  • archive.org
  • freehosting.com
  • gist.github.com
  • vimeo.com
  • thesnippetapp.com
  • snipplr.com
  • termbin.com
  • weebly.com
  • webs.com
  • thesnippetapp.com
  • ipaste.eu
  • pastee.org
  • pastie.org
  • paste2.org
  • hpage.com
  • snipt.net
  • github.com (gist-it).

All the above websites are not completely blocked yet but they will be blocked within 2 – 3 days. While telling the reason of blocking the sites, Arvind Gupta, the national head of BJP’s IT cell, Twitted out that:

“The Websites which have been blocked were based on an advisory by anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS”

The web-based hosting provider Github, video providing platform Vimeo and dailymotion and Weebly has been unblocked for several hours and it could be accessible for temporary time.

Gupta Tweeted:

“The sites that have been removed objectionable content and which are cooperating with the ongoing investigation, are being unblocked”.

The websites are being blocked on social media platforms after 26th December 2014, when some incident related to terrorism content had appeared. Before the existing of this news, most of the people of Indian web users were reporting on different sites that they are useless to access their desired websites such as Dailymotion, PasteBin, Imgur, Github and else by using internet providers such as Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL and Hathway. May be, they all have got the news about the websites which have been blocked in India and no one knows for how many days they will remain blocked and useless.

Likewise, this is not happened for the first time that the Department of Telecommunication has blocked the websites for background checking or investigations. In the early period of the last year during the FIFA World Cup, the telecom operators had blocked nearly 450 popular websites. Moreover, the DoT had even also mistakenly blocked the Google’s productivity for the short time.

Let’s see what will happen next.

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