India projects itself as a free country, a country where liberty exists, but the truth is Indian internet is heavily filtered. A recent one that I found out is a web site called Bay Image http://bayimg.com has been blocked. One thing I am not able to understand why it has been blocked?
Bay Image is not a evil website, all it does is let users post images in it. That’s it! I don’t know why this one irks The Indian Government. All Bay Image does is protect the privacy of the uploader.Unlike many websites that track your I.P , force you to login, Bay Image does not do that. Being a part of the Pirate constellation of websites, led by The Pirate Bay http://thepiratebay.se , Bay Image just protects your privacy. in other words Indian Government or any one won’t know who uploaded a image.
I wonder why this terrifies the government so much? I also wonder weather there are a set of embarrassing images about Indian politicians in Bay Image which could start a revolution in this country, thus overthrowing corrupt people and businesses? If India says its a free nation and if the politicians truly swear by it, then why can’t India be a free country?
Yes there will be stuff put up by the terrorist and miscreants. Some one could put images that might trigger Hindu – Muslim violence, but shouldn’t a democratic country be democratic and trusting its people rather than fearing a website that gives true user freedom?
Take action for change
I strongly believe, every Indian should have uncensored access to the internet. If the government believes that an Indian truly has the right to vote his ruler then why they mistrust him / her and deny access to free Internet? If you think the choice of viewing web should be under your control and not be censored by the government, please sign this petition https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Unblock_Bayimg_in_India/
Lets create a truly free India for our and future generations to come.