The government of India is trying to gag people. You might object that that is as novel as the news that the Pope is Catholic. I agree. A socialist government cannot but rest on an uninformed citizenry. Truth is as welcome to the corrupt government as sunshine is reputed to be to Count Dracula. I don’t mean to imply that the government of India sucks the life’s blood out of its citizens although that may well be true.
So now here’s the deal. If you write stuff on your blog that is not palatable to the government, you may end up in jail for up to seven years.
Nice work, Mr Manmohan Singh. Very convenient for you, you unmentionable. But here’s the problem for you. Your predecessors banned books and movies that were not to their liking and it sort of worked. But you do realize, don’t you, that in the age of the internets, it is a different ballgame? Or is it that you are totally clueless about them internets? With them internets, attempting to censor them is like breaking one link — the traffic is just routed around the failed link, don’t you know.
What’s even better, when you try to block a site which you don’t like, you end up drawing attention to it. So you are bound to fail in your attempt at censorship and how! India is regressing rapidly. That is not the least surprising for at the helm of the ship of state are people more clueless than Nehru — which is really no mean task.
Good luck on sinking the Indian ship on the shoals of reality. Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes.