New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Members of an Internet group 'Anonymous' have organized an 'Occupy' campaign in 16 cities in India against Internet censorship in the country.
Protestors have staged protests in Mumbai's Azad Maidan sports ground and were covered in Guy Fawkes masks, which is the hallmark of Anonymous.
According to the BBC, protestors have called for freedom from censorship against India's Internet laws.
I'm here for Internet freedom. There are restrictions on speaking online. That's why I'm here, the report quoted 19-year-old Amisha, a student who was one of around 100 protesters in Mumbai, as saying.
India is following China and Iran. They don't want the right information to reach people, 20-year-old Nishant told the BBC.
Anonymous India are protesting against the unfair blocking and banning of file sharing sites by Indian Internet service providers (ISPs), such as Reliance Communications and Airtel.
Last month a number of Indian ISPs blocked access to file-sharing sites, including Vimeo, Pastebin, Piratebay and Dailymotion after a court order, which aimed on the issue of Internet copyright, the report said.
The court order was made to protect the copyright of music, films and other content.
The blocking of access to file-sharing and torrent websites prompted Anonymous India to hack into more than 15 sites, including the Indian Supreme Court, two political parties and the Indian telecoms providers.
The group is also protesting against Indian Government's IT regulations that came into effect last year, which force websites to remove objectionable posts within hours of receiving a complaint. (ANI)