Why Indian organizations ban websites: Objectionable content is just an excuse to hide other motives

Posted on March 14, 2012 By newsguide Topic: Colleges and Universities, India, Facebook, Censorship

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) reportedly blocked Facebook, on its campus, as it believed the site carried objectionable posts that Muslims would not like. However, the Indian Express reports that the actual reason for the ban could be the many student campaigns on Facebook against the university administration, on issues such as student elections, removal of the VC after the death of a student, etc. 

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