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Via Slashdot & BloggersCollective.

The Indian government has apparently asked Indian ISPs to block certain blogs, and the ISPs seem to have blocked entire blog-hosting sites in response.

I would like to think that the ISPs did this in order to publicize this attempt at censorship by the government. Had they just blocked individual blogs, it wouldn't have created the buzz that it has, so quickly. If this wasn't their intention, then I hope that their snafu has the unintended, but desirable, effect of shaming the Indian government for its encroachment on Indians' freedom of speech.

This is not how the government of the world's largest democracy ought to behave.

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