The popular hackers group ‘Anonymous’ will stage nationwide protest against the alleged internet censorship by the government. The group’s supporters will come out in the streets in 18 cities.
The cities where the protest will take place are Mumbai, Azad Maidan, 4 pm till 5:40 pm, Delhi, Jantar Mantar, 4 pm till 7 pm, Chandigarh, The Plaza, Sector 17, 4 pm till 6:35 pm, Indore, Regal Square, no time has been specified, Kolkata: South City Mall, Prince Anwar Shah Road, 4 pm till 8 pm, Huderabad, Necklace Road, 4 pm till 8 pm, Bengaluru, MG Road, 4 pm, Kochi, Marine Drive, 4 pm till 5:30 pm, Calicut, Opposite Beach Hotel, 4 pm, Pune, Shivaji Nagar, 4 pm and Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, 5 pm.
The group is getting support on the social media cites like Facebook and Twitter and the youngsters are signing up for the protests. “We are here to fight for the democracy of the Web. The freedom to share is a very critical component. But we don't believe in having to hide our identity for that. We are also against bringing down websites as a form of protest”, the group said.
The group has also issued following guidelines to the protesters.
The protest is a Non-Violent one.
Protesters may not use vehicles to protest as this may cause accidents, please keep vehicles out of the protest crowd.
One shall not keep any harmful items like weapons, stones etc with oneself.
Those who can wear the Guy Fawkes Mask. Printable version is available on the web.
Please bring placards, banners etc that you can prepare so for the cause.
For whom it is possible bring cameras and record events. Use your smart phone to stream it online using ustream. This will give us proof if something bad is attempted at the protest.
Fire or burning at all of any figures or material is to NOT be done.
Please hand over anyone who causes violence to the police.
Protest well, our future may depend on it.
The group once gain emailed a statement to the press which addressed to the government of India
Dear Government of India,
We are Anonymous. It has come to our attention that you have blocked file sharing websites in India. We also know you are in the process of making a Great Indian Firewall, to censor the internet in India.
Anonymous believes, however, that pursuing this direction is a sad mistake on your behalf. Not only does it reveal the fact that you do not seem to understand the present day political and technological reality, we also take this as a serious declaration of war from yourself, the Indian government, to us, Anonymous, the people.
We, the Anonymous are attacking the websites of Government of India, Internet Service Providers with a DDoS attack for past 15 days to spread our message. We would also like to bring to your notice that no content or the data was harmed in this process.