Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Re: [IAC#RG] Complaint / Grievance about pornographic .IN websites

To:
Shri J. Satyanarayana
Secretary / dEITy / Govt. of India

Sir

Ref: Complaint ticket no. 00061262 at .IN Registry (pending since 26.March. 2014).

Kindly refer to my email dated 29 April 2014 below.

It is a matter of concern that Government of India is not responding to citizen's complaints about grossly obscene and pornographic content which is being openly distributed in India by foreigners in almost all the major Indian languages using .IN domain names and in contravention of the "anti abuse" policy of .IN registry under your Department.

I am aggrieved that the sub-domains "wikimedia.in" and "wikipedia.in" under the .IN ccTLD under your department  have not been suspended despite my registered complaint of 26.March.2014 reporting the misuse of these domain names to distribute grossly obscene content hosted on their international servers in Indian languages.

As the reasons for this strange inaction by your Department are an open secret, let me briefly reiterate and list them below for your ready reference.

1) Upon the UPA-1 Govt coming to power in 2004, the DIT (Department of Information Technology) promptly privatised the valuable .IN domain name Registry system (which is a hugely valuable national asset) and turned it over to the Internet Service Providers of India to run through a shell company known as NIXI (of which you are the Chairman) to profiteer and speculate upon by foreigners. That this action was so blatantly illegal that the gazette notification to settle the legal status of the .IN registry has seemingly not been issued for almost 10 years now, and the NIXI is an albatross on the DEITY.

2) That the control of the.IN Registry has ended up in the hands of 2 mafia cartels based in Gulf. One of the cartels (the larger one) is actually controlled by the relative of a well known political personality. You know very well that 6 of the top 10 authorised Registrars for .IN Registry will effectively turn out to be the same person once the corporate veil is pierced. That even the MoS of DIT (Shri Milind Deora), to whom 2 complaints have been made about this pornography, is helpless in the matter considering the clout this person enjoys in UPA.

3) That the ISPs who comprise the NIXI and are on the Board of the NIXI have a vested interest in hosting and distributing this pornography which is rotting the moral fiber of the youth of this nation. For instance Government of India knows very well that the alleged perpetrators (convicts) of the horrific 16 Dec 2012 Delhi gang rape are youngsters who were allegedly regularly accessing sites like Wikipedia / Wikimedia to view and download this kind of pornography which is so graphic and detailed that it incited them to the ghastly crime when opportunity presented itself.

4) That the MD of the web hosting company for Wikimedia is a director of the NIXI which manages the .IN Registry under dubious circumstances. You will surely know best how he was appointed and why he was appointed and who appointed him.

For your reference and as an aide-memoir I am attaching yet another pornographic image downloaded today from www.wikimedia.in" as an example of how foreigners are promoting and distributing their internationally hosted pornography to corrupt the youth of this nation.

Until these domain are not shut down, the blood of all the rape victims of India will be on your hands.

Since this is a dispute concerning the .IN Registry and its functioning, kindly constitute a DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE as provided in the .IN Policy Framework of 28.Oct.2004.

with best wishes

Sarbajit Roy
National Convenor
India Against Corruption

B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024

Tel : 011-24334262

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 7:34 AM, Sarbajit Roy <sroy.mb@gmail.com> wrote:
To:
Shri J. Satyanarayana
Secretary / dEITy / Govt. of India

Sir

Ref: Complaint ticket no. 00061262 at .IN Registry (pending since 26.March. 2014).

I am given to understand that you are the Chairman of the NIXI (National Internet eXchange of India)

Accordingly, I am caused to apply to you to take prompt action to immediately suspend the following 2 .IN domains which are distributing highly obscene and pornographic content.in all the different Indic languages sourced from the Registrant's overseas pornographic servers.

1) WIKIMEDIA.IN
2) WIKIPEDIA.IN

After prolonged efforts to get in touch with the "Grievance Officer" (please see the Information Technology Intermediary Guideline Rules 2011) of these websites through the Registrant(s) and the Registrars of these domains, I was informed by one of the Registrants Ms. Michelle Paulson Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation (through email) that being a US registered entity with servers located in USA the Registrant - Wikimedia Foundation - is not required to comply with India law for their .IN domain name(s) to appoint a Grievance Officer to address my grievances with their websites.

I thereafter promptly filed a complaint with the .IN Registry on 26.March 2014 under the .IN Registry's  "anti-abuse" policy for .IN domains. I had sent a few examples of the pornography along with my grievances.

I am sorry to say that these websites / domains still continue to function and I am not being given any updates on my complaint, and I thereby have reason to believe that officers in NIXI have been bribed not to take action on my complaint.

I am enclosing an additional obscene graphic (fairly mild in comparison to what else is available for download) accessed by me today from this website/domain, and request that you personally inquire and take swift action into the sorry state of affairs into this private company NIXI which has been floated by the Internet Service Providers of India (who have a direct commercial conflict of interest in the matter to shut down such pornographic websites/domains) who seem to be managing the .IN Registry in a highly irregular, corrupt and anti-citizen manner which is opposed to public policy.

Yours faithfully

Sarbajit Roy
National Convenor
India Against Corruption

B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024
Tel: 08010205897

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:36 PM, Sarbajit Roy <sroy.mb@gmail.com> wrote:
Sirs

It is very strange that Government of India is not taking action on my complaint of obscene content accessed through abuse of .IN domain names falling under the Ministry's direct control.

Sarbajit Roy
National Convenor
India Against Corruption.


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Sarbajit Roy <sroy.mb@gmail.com> wrote:
To:
Shri Milind Murli Deora
The Hon'ble MoS (C&IT)

BY EMAIL

Sir

Sub : Distress to ladies caused by pornographic .IN websites

I am sorry that I have to approach directly to get this small matter resolved.

I am the National Convenor since 2007 of "India Against Corruption", and incidentally have lived half my life in Mumbai South LS Constituency where I still have a large network of "friends".

Some elderly educated Christan / Zorastrian ladies of Mumbai had complained to me that the Wikipedia's .IN websites were being used to distribute highly obscene pornography,and requested me to get these  .IN sites closed down.

My India Against Corruption had of course organised the street protests in Delhi after the Delhi gang rape, and safety and security of women in urban metros is a high priority for IAC so we agreed.

I represented to the .IN Registry which is managed by NIXI to get the following 2 websites /domain names suspended

a) "wikimedia.in"
b) "wikipedia.in"

For some strange reason NIXI (CEO Dr. Govind) is not taking prompt action and is allowing the matter to linger.

Since the common traditionally minded citizens nowadays expect strong, prompt and firm action, which should be very well publicised, I am attaching some PDF files (a very small sample from the oceans of smut) which will show prima-facie that these 2 domain names need to suspended immediately by NIXI / UPA-II in the larger public interest so that our youth especially the young girls can go safely in the streets.

With best wishes,

Yours faithfully

Sarbajit Roy

B-59 Defence Colony
New Delhi 110024

Tel: 08010205897

www.iacmumbai.in
www.indiaagainstcorruption.org.in



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