@airtel_presence DoT has not ordered you to block any website so what the hell is going on?

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We have received a response today from the DOT which states that "As per available information no blocking instruction to block websites like Pirate-bay and Vimeo etc. has been issued by the Department of Telecommunications to Internet Service Providers (sic)".

Vimeo block not ordered by DOT | Software Freedom Law Center Copy of Response

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Dear Airtel

If DoT has not instructed you to block any websites, why are these websites blocked? What court ordered you to block a specific group of websites? Why don't you publish that court order on your website? Why are you still quiet about this issue? Please answer.

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Times like this makes you think why the RTI act is not extended to private companies also, at least the ones like ISP's which has a great deal of direct interaction with public.Dont think Airtel is going to reply, but still thanks for the effort
 

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Why not file RTI to DOT asking the documents where they have ordered to block websites to ISPs.Also providing reference to the sites blocked and displaying message that website is blocked by dot orders
 


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But if someone ask thru RTI and mentioned the blocked websites they might get compelled to take action against airtel or other isps
 

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from what i understand RTI is to seek information not to ask for action. and i guess considering we do not really have anything like network neutrality laws, i do not think DoT can force ISPs to remove the blocks legally.
 
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from what i understand RTI is to seek information not to ask for action. and i guess considering we do not really have anything like network neutrality laws, i do not think DoT can force ISPs to remove the blocks legally.

You are right. RTI will not help us to make an organisation act.

The only thing possible is to use the reply received from DOT and to proceed against Airtel in court. Unless we have a practising advocate in this forum, who else has the time and energy to do all this?

Not to mention the snail speed at which out justice system works!
 

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