Govt to appeal against HC order blocking anti-IIPM web pages
Posted on: 06:51 AM IST Feb 28, 2013
New Delhi: Bowing to public pressure the government on Thursday will challenge the Gwalior High Court's order of blocking 78 webpages, of which 73 had articles critical of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) and its director Arindam Chaudhuri.
The court order had asked Director General of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to block 78 web pages including that of University Grant Commission (UGC).
This was after the parties in the case - Google India, Google Inc and website firm Weebly Inc - did not comply with the order, the source said. UGC in its public notice cautioning the students had said that it does not recognise (IIPM) and that it is not entitled to award degrees.
Google India's had participated in the process through its lawyer and the first notice in the case was received by its representative on May 19, 2012, the source added.
No immediate comments were received from Google and Weebly. The list of web pages blocked also included news items on websites of leading media houses on the IIPM.
With Additional Inputs from PTI