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#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship
Quoting Webpronews, “Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. “
The group “Anonymous” is attacking Indian websites now as a sign to protest against Internet censorship in India. The latest victim of the attacks are the BJP and its websites. The group announced on its new Twitter account @opindia_back saying that www.mumbaibjp.org and www.bjpmp.org.in had been hacked.
The week before that it was the Congress and the Supreme Court website that were bought down in retaliation for India’s new Internet laws and the blocking of websites like The Pirate Bay and Vimeo.
Reliance has blocked these websites for its users after a John Doe order was obtained by Copyright Labs, Chennai, from the Madras High Court, for preventing piracy of Tamil Films Dammu and 3.
Anonymous’s initial Twitter account @OpIndia_Revenge was shut down and the group created a new one called opindia_back.
Anonymous has also announced protests in all major cities in India on 9 June. The Mumbai event’s Facebook page reads, Occupy Mumbai #protest for internet freedom (File Sharing Websites Blocked). It goes on to say
The Government of India is shielding its ministers who are involved in corruption scandals. The Government plans to keep you ignorant about its tricks.
Every citizen of India is required to be wearing Anonymous’ (Fawkes) mask and assemble in the streets for a peaceful protest on 9th June. Wear black head to toe, download and print Anonymous face mask and wear it. Target public places to get maximum attention: outside malls, in markets, in front of your MP’s House.
Bring your friends & family. Share the date, share the information, inform the press and media. Strength is in numbers: no matter how old you are, where you live, whatever you do, come out of your homes wearing the Anonymous mask.
Change your Display Pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc to the Anonymous logo marking the date 9th June. Walk in public transport wearing Anonymous masks. On 9th June 2012 the government will see its citizens rise.
Though I personally feel that hacking a government website is a rash step, but the Internet Censorship is actually irritating.
What are your views??