The list of banned websites includes some of the most popular web services like GitHub, PasteBin, Vimeo, Imgur, DailyMotion, Internet Archive. The web services were blocked according to an order from the Department of Telecom (DoT).
“Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource.“
“The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS. The sites that have removed objectionable content and/or cooperated with the ongoing investigations, are being unblocked,” Arvind Gupta, the National Head of BJP India IT Cell, said on Twitter.