India is reporting that blogspot blogs are blocked and that they have no idea why this has happened.
Someone in the know (you know, the people who go by “they”) informed a friend’s uncle that it was the insidious ISI, who has infiltrated the -BJP- Congress govt. at the highest echlons and got them to block them blogs! “iFaqeer”:http://ifaqeer.blogspot.com/ put it best: _Who else would support something so obviously against the interests of the Indian people?_
So, in the left corner, we have the “Bloggers Against Censorship”:http://censorship.wikia.com/wiki/Bloggers_Against_Censorship while in the right we have the “Indian Government”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_India, fronting for the “ISI”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inter-Services_Intelligence.
As everyone knows, all things bad in India are done by Pakistani agencies. The Americans, as usual, say that “there is no evidence of Pakistani involvement”:http://www.dawn.com/2006/07/18/top1.htm, but little do they know. Hell, they’re too busy selling more planes & air-to-air missiles to shoot down storks delivering Indian babies to worry about a few loose bombs on the ground!
Lots of discussion here on the India block: “http://groups.google.com/group/BloggersCollective”:http://groups.google.com/group/BloggersCollective. Kudos to “http://inblogs.net/”:http://inblogs.net/.
Earlier, “RAW”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_and_Analysis_Wing agents had blackmailed Musharraf into blocking blogs in Pakistan as well. Here, you’ll find a whole lot of discussions about this: “http://groups.google.com/group/AGABBIP”:http://groups.google.com/group/AGABBIP.
Here is a sample letter to fix this whole blog ban issue once and for all:
bq.. Dear ISI/RAW,
Please don’t mess with our blogs. Over here in India/Pakistan, we like our blogs very much, so we would appreciate it greatly if you stopped blocking them.
p.s Why don’t you you start your own blogs? It would make you look all sweet and cuddly, and plus we still want to know who killed JFK.
p. Indians shout email this to firstname.lastname@example.org, while Pakistani’s should write to email@example.com. Don’t forget to change the blogger number. If you don’t know what your blogger # is, pick up your phone and wait for the local ISI/RAW office to tell you.