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Anonymous calls for new Indian government with OpIndia hacks

May 17, 2012

Anonymous announced early today that it had taken down the Indian Supreme Court and All India Congressional websites, as well as the Department of Telecommunications and Copyrightlabs.in. The attack was announced via Anonymous Operations (@Anon_Central), with the hacking collective accusing the Indian government of censorship and corruption in the form of bribery.

 

Apparently, Indian ISPs are blocking specific websites. According to one Twitter user, whom Anonymous retweeted, “Different sites like pastebin, piratebay, vimeo, dailymotion reported to be blocked in #Nepal#IndianCourtOrders.”

Blocking The Pirate Bay, of course, is always a surefire method of incurring Anonymous’ digital protest wrath. Something much larger is at play with India and the Internet, though, and it probably struck a nerve with Anonymous.

Rajya Sabha (India’s Upper House) member Rajeev Chandrasekhar sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing opposition over India’s recent attempt to control the Internet through a United Nations committee, writing “Any attempt to expand government’s power over the Internet should be turned back.”

Agreed, Mr. Chandrasekhar.

As of the writing of this article, all sites are either “tango down” or loading slowly.

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