"I have no idea. There's nothing controversial in the project. It's just 14 artists, travelling to Kerala, Karnataka, Assam and Kashmir, and about how identities are constructed in the Indian context. That's all. There's nothing against any political party, or the ruling government or any other politician or anyone else. So I don't understand it. I thought Section 66A was struck down by the courts." Ramnath Bhatt, co-founder of Maraa, a Media and Arts Collective, found that the website for their arts project UR/Unreserved had been blocked, "as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India". Hat Tip: Anivar Aravind. "We realised that the site has been blocked sometime last week", Bhatt told MediaNama. "We've been running a crowdfunding campaign, and someone told us that the website is not working." UR/Unreserved is a traveling arts project, conceptualised and hosted by Maraa. It's about 14 artists going on a train, with 35 stops across 14 states, to four destinations: Kerala, Karnataka, Assam and Kashmir. Each of the 14 artists come from four locations- Bengaluru, Dhemaji, Srinagar and Irinjalakuda - and will be guided by senior theatre practitioner, Anish Victor. Victor is a trustee in Maraa, which has conceptualised the project, and is one of the four hosts (one each for each destination). Victor has been writing about the block here. [caption id="attachment_174962" align="alignnone" width="950"] What unreserved.in looks like when accessed using a VPN[/caption] How the block impacts UR/Unreserved 1. Impacts the documentation of the arts project: The arts project has two phases:…
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