No one can deny the usefulness of the wikipedia, yet PTA decided to
block it. Now, that PTA is armed with a Supreme court verdict, they are
even more bold in banning useful content. Now, just wait until more
internet services are blocked.
BTW, we need to find someone working in ISP, so we can find out what
notification for blockade of these sites were sent. Can anyone confirm
what other sites are blocked in this round?
Network: LUMS (NTC: All educational institutes)
But I truly believe that for six hours the ban did truly exist – as I could only read wikipedia through a proxy and not directly
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Have the powers that be become sensitive?
I doubt it.
Was it a random ban to test if the internet were banned altogether,
what would happen?
You can be sure it wasn't my ISP that banned wiki. They want all the
custom they can get, and blocking will lose customers, even though they
have no competition in my locality.
We need to be realistic so we know the next step. We shouldn't ascribe
too much importance to our group, although I do think the protest is
growing and the world is slowly taking it up. There is a chance, just a
small chance, that this was a random trial ban. A more likely reason is
that some kid of a high up wanted something from wiki for his school
project, and he compalined to his papa or mama. :)
Omer Alvie wrote:
> As I had initially imagined, the precedent has been set to randomly block out web sites without giving any official reasons either from the ISPs or the PTA. Unless this issue is adequately addressed, this unqualified blockade of sites will eventually continue to grow and develop into a norm that the internet users in Pakistan will be forced to get used to.
> "Dr. Awab Alvi" <dra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems like the ban is lifted - the sleepers in our group read our emails and woke up - But I truly believe that for six hours the ban did truly exist - as I could only read wikipedia through a proxy and not directly