Let’s just hope this is a temporary measure:
Indian censors have blocked access to a number of popular blogging sites on grounds of national security, causing outrage to thousands of bloggers.
The directive from the department of telecommunications (DoT) came days after the Mumbai blasts, and was aimed at shutting 17 blogs which carried material from religious and political extremists. But service providers were forced to cut all major sites, including the popular Geocities, Typepad and Google’s Blogspot. Since then cyberspace has been filled with angry emails from bloggers in India who have attacked the government’s “ham-handed, delinquent” move.
Ironically, the Mumbai blasts helped raise the profile of blog sites after many were used to update users on what was happening on the ground.
Do they not remember mumbaihelp.blogspot.com?