For the past few weeks hacktivist group Anonymous's Indian volunteers have been very active. The bans on video streaming websites and file storage websites have resulted in Distributed Denial of Service attacks on several government websites. While most of the bans have been due to corporate interests of the movie production and distribution houses like Reliance Entertainment; the government seems to have its own agenda of appeasing religious hardliners.
In this government-businesses-courts tag team against "freedom" on Indian, Anonymous decided to take their opposition to the streets. In a first of its kind in India, Internet enthusiasts and Anonymous fans sporting Guy Fawkes masks were protesting across India. The protests coordinated via Twitter and Anonymous's IRC channels were held at:
- Delhi - India Gate
Some updates and pictures shared on Twitter:
@opindia_revenge March to secretariat in Trivandrum twitter.com/puppuli/status…
— Oldeuboi (@puppuli) June 9, 2012
Here's what the bird says about #censorship. @opindia_revenge #opindia twitter.com/MashGeek/statu… — Karan Goel (@MashGeek) June 9, 2012
This is what will happen to you mails #OpIndia #OccupyCalicut #anonymous @opindia_revenge @Anon_Central twitter.com/AnonCalicut/st…
— Anonymous Calicut (@AnonCalicut) June 9, 2012
The above pic is via Hoezaay's blog.
Here's a video from Chandigarh:
Interesting developments in India.