India is a Asian country that primarly pratices Hindu.
Video Games censorship
Several books critical of religion have been banned in India or in parts of India. India was the first country in the world to ban "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie. The book "Understanding Islam through Hadis" by Ram Swarup was also banned. Pornography and media depicting sex are frequently censored.
Censorship during the Kargil War
During the kargil war, between May and July 1999 websites from Pakistan including that of the Dawn News paper was censored in India. There was no significant media coverage about this though till the subsequent Yahoo ban of 2003.
Yahoo Groups ban, Sep 2003
The first documented incident of Internet censorship in India was the Yahoo groups ban of 23rd september 2003.
Kynhun, a Yahoo group linked to the outlawed "Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council,", a minor separatist group from the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya, which espoused the case of the Khasi tribe was banned.
The order to implement the ban was forwarded to Indian ISP's by the Department of Telecommunications. Difficulties in implementing the ban by the ISP's ultimately led to all Yahoo groups being banned for a period of about two weeks.
Internet censorship of July 2006
The second reported incident of Internet censorship is the Indian Government's censorship of 17 websites including some blogs starting July 1, 2006.
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