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Direction to block over 11,000 websites issued since Jan 2016: Sinha

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The telecom department has asked to block 11,045 websites or weblinks since January 2016 based on directions issued by the and various courts, Parliament was informed today.

"From 1st January 2016 to date, instructions have been issued by the to ISPs for blocking of about 11,045 websites, URLs, webpages," Telecom said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

implement blocking or filtering of websites or uniform resource locators (URLs) or webpages by using as per technical requirements, the said.

As per Act, 2000 (Section 69A) and Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public Rules 2009 made thereunder, the directions for blocking for public access of any information, including websites, URLs, webpages are issued by at under and (MeitY).

"As per the directions of Meity, instructions for blocking of URLs, websites, webpages are issued by (DoT) to (ISPs). Further, as per the direction of various Hon'ble Courts, instructions are also issued to Internet Service Providers for compliance of the court orders from time to time," Sinha said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:10 IST