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I Must Be “Spreading a Doctrine of Hate”

This comes by way of Traderrob at Jawa.

Apparently the Indian government feels that Merri Musings (albeit my old url that’s no longer in service at http://www.merrimusings.typepad.com) is worthy of being censored so the people in India are not subjected to the content of my blog.

Officials in the Ministry of Information Technology cite a July 14, 2003 gazette notification that gives the government rights to restrict access to the Internet.

The notification lists five parameters that can allow blocking of websites, which include threats to sovereignty, security of the country, friendly relations with another nation, public order or to prevent a cognizable offense.

I feel very priviledged to (kinda) be in the company of a number of outstanding blogs on the list, The Jawa Report being one of them. I do think it’s guilt by association since that crazy hubby of mine is a contributor at Jawa Editor in Chief of The Jawa Report (heheheh). Well, maybe it’s all the posts I do on Rachael Ray…it’s just gotta be! ;-)

In all honesty I find it quite humerous, and the article is quite interesting. You can find it here.

The Merri Musings typepad site is defunct, following a transition to this site (and after a very ridiculous battle with Typepad to remove the thugs who decided to use my old URL as a pr0n site). But those of you in India who want to read about Rachael Ray, get a few recipes, read about pedophiles and child molesters (oh, and the occasional political rant)…stop over here…it seems you are still welcome to be here courtesy of your government. :-)

UPDATE: Yanno, sometimes it sucks having to go to work…I missed out on so much!

Let me break it down for you: The penny Beth threw in the fountain made her wish come true - she made the “banned” list! She also notes that Malkin has word that the silly little ban may be lifted in a few days. Malkin also posted what is allegedly a document requesting the ban. You can see it here.

Rusty has a great post on the Indian government’s decision to ban our sites. It appears to be related to some posts we did last year about the rioting following a reported incident involving the alleged flushing of the Koran. Read Rusty’s post - it’s awesome!

Teach also got the ban treatment and boasts about it over at his cove. What great company to be in! Now, since they listed my OLD URL, I don’t get the hits from the WSJ, so I will live vicariously through those that do! :D

…and to think this may have been all about Rachael Ray. Rachael, I guess you are off the hook!

I hunted down my Koran post here, if you want to take a peek.

UPDATE REDUX: I love my hubby.


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OpiniPundit Banned in India (Updated) Jawa too

Well it's not a fatwa but I suppose it will have to do Reader Patrick tells me that we have been banned in India for ostensibly spreading a doctrine of hate. The DoT is of the opinion that some of...



Jane said:

"The notification lists five parameters that can allow blocking of websites, which include threats to sovereignty, security of the country, friendly relations with another nation, public order or to prevent a cognizable offense. "

Meeeeeeri, are you planning on invading India????



Beth said:

I'm jealous!!!! :twisted:

You dangerous woman, you!



Nancy Stroosnyder said:

Oh yes....such an evil person you are!



traderrob said:

Actually Merri by being in our company you are definately slumming.



I'm thrilled to be in such distinguised company.

(psst: don't supposed I could get you to change the blogroll link to ..., could I?)

On another subject, i really didn't know much about Rachael Ray, till I was visiting the parents and Mom had her on TV alot.



Banned In India! Yea, Baby!

I thrills me to death that my little blog on line journal has been noticed by the wonderfully tolerant government of India. And been banned! Woo-hoo!
I was wondering where some traffic from the Wall Street Journal was coming from. One article you have ...



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BANNED IN INDIA!

AWESOME!!! I’ve been banned by dhimmis!

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I know why, too–it’s because of this:

I guessed they missed this, and this, and this. I guess they just took the URL from the picture at Rusty’s, just like they d...



Merri said:

Teach...I got your link updated on my blogroll. My bad!!!



It is opening.

I am from India and my ISP is SIFY.

Be Happy :wink:



Thanks, Merri.

Now we need to get your address listed correctly with the Indian gov't. Nice to be recognized a little bit around the world, eh? :lol:



Gupta Bhaktichapati said:

You are a very bad person for this thing. I am told hide my eyes from your insulting blog, I try hide them. You are making angry the Moslems people here in Mumbay. Now maybe they will cut my throats for looking on it. But here I watch, unable to look away from the open lips of Rachel and her naughty foods. I will go in jail for this. Stop now. It will be on you, that I am torture in prison.



Afzal Khan said:

I'm so glad the dhimmi Indian govt banned your site so they can be asleep when we take over!

Allahuakbar!

:)



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Chris said:

Hello....My name is Mr. Patel with the Indian Department of Internet Decency. Thank you for bringing our oversite to our attention....you are most welcome that we are adding your current URL to our list. Besides......I thought the porn shots at merrimusings.typepad were pretty hot anyway.....

Chris
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da-Gov Code

Ok.. Ok.. I’m not smoking……. Here’s the inside scoop on why the Indian government banned access to blogspot etc.. The entire list of banned sites are: (scanned copy of the government directive) - hinduunity, The Java Report, Ed...



Stuart Suttcliffe said:

Merri..

There is something wrong with your web-hosting server. Even with a DSL connection, it takes a good 20 - 25 seconds for any HTML content to appear after the background colours have been displayed. Better check it out and see what the hold up is. Almost as bad as the Fox News server and all that content crap that loads whenever going to that site.



Merri said:

Thanks for the feedback, Stuart....I'll get "my people" to take a look. ;-)



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