Considering the recent rumors which has led to exodus of North Eastern people and
excessive of use of social network for communal reason,Home ministry issued
order to block twitter account in specific region in India including Kerala,Gujarat,Assam and UP.
Department of Telecom (DOT),on behalf of Home ministry,requested all
telecom operators well as Internet Service Providers Association of India
to block and monitor twitter traffic for specified Telecom circle.
According to official documents “Twitter Inc may be directed to all traffic emanating from addresses in the states assessed by the Central Intelligence Agencies to be sensitive in
the current prevailing situation in Kerala, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.”
In a reply to this order,TATA Teleservice stated their inability to allocate Internet
Protocol Addresses to their subscribers in state-wise basis “Specific area wise/state
wise blocking of website is technically not feasible,”.
Reliance Communication refused showing this matter gateway specific
and it can not be done through state-wise basis.
Bharti Airtel,Idea and BSNL also given same answer .
Internet Service Provider Association of India said “we would like to inform
that it is technically not feasible to block website state wise.”