Note: Following this report, other publications and civil society organizations are providing more context on this development. We've got a live blog with everything around the blocks here as a followup to this post. Important: CERT-IN's Gulshan Rai has said that blocks have been implemented on the basis of an order issued by a Court in Gwalior, according to a report from Livemint. Hence, DoT is only implementing the Court's instructions. Earlier today: India's Department of Telecommunications yesterday issued instructions to Internet Service Licensees to block access to 78 URLs from India, and what is evident from the list of URLs is that 73 of these are related to the educational institution IIPM. The order is signed by Subodh Saxena of the DoT. Most surprisingly, the block covers the University Grants Commission, wherein a notice from the UGC pointing towards the…
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