Anonymous Hackers Protest Indian Government Censorship

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Members of Anonymous recently took down the Web site of the Indian Insitute of Planning and Management (IIPM), along with several subdomains.

"'#TangoDown iipm.in #IIPMScam. Reason: Got court order to block URLs criticizing them including the UGC (Govt Body) notice,' noted a tweet made from @opindia_revenge, a Twitter account used by Indian hackers who claimed to be part of Anonymous," The Times of India reports. "The hackers claimed they brought down 16 websites belonging to IIPM."

"The hacking comes as a reaction to the DOT [Department of Telecommunications] order which asked Internet service providers (ISPs) to block over 73 URLs which had articles that were critical of IIPM and its director Arindam Chaudhuri. ... The directive to block the URLs was issued after an order by a Gwalior district court," Firstpost reports.

"The list of blocked URLs included a public notice of July 2012 issued by the University Grants Commission saying that 'IIPM is not a university within the meaning of section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956,'" DailyBhaskar.com reports.