Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Censorship of the Internet - Kapil Sibal's innovative idea to humiliate the government this time

Wow! How innovative!! Kapil Sibal has outdone himself. He has come up with a new idea of how to humiliate  his government.

And to think I was thinking that the government may not humiliate itself any more. How foolish of me to even think like this.

Kapil Sibal - a senior member of the Congress Party, a senior Minister in the Union Cabinet - has conceived a very innovative idea. This time he wants to control the content on the internet. He wants to apply censorship to the social networking sites.

You many wonder, what he can achieve with this? Oh! It is simple.

The government has already gained a reputation as a roll-back government. It has time and again gone back on its own announcements. Be it a simple bilateral treaty with Bangladesh or allowance of FDI in the retail sector. This time the government has decided to try its power in harnessing the internet, something that even the economical giants like US have been unable to do.

He is doing this so that the young crowd that frequents these sites are alienate against the government. He wants to ensure that the government looses the very little support it has left behind it, after the way Ramdev Baba's and Anna Hazare's agitations were handled.

The government has left no stone unturned in the last six to seven months in destroying its own credibility. It has gone to lengths to prove that it does respect the people's wishes. It does not want corruption to stop. It does not want the return of the black money from the Swiss Banks. In fact, it is even ready to prosecute those who dare to raise these issues.

Wake up, O members of the Indian Government. You may not be worried about how the international community thinks of you, but we still respect our country and would like to save its image.

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