Open Blocked Sites in India Safe and Legal

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About one thousand of websites were recently banned in India. New warning message is now appeared from Internet service providers about the restrictions.

“This URL has been blocked under instructions of a competent Government Authority or in compliance with the orders of a Court of competent jurisdiction. Infringing or abetting infringement of copyright-protected content including under this URL is an offence in law. Ss. 63, 63-A, 65 and 65-A of the Copyright Act, 1957, read with Section 51, prescribe penalties of a prison term of upto 3 years and a fine of upto Rs.3 lakhs. Any person aggrieved by the blocking of this URL may contact the Nodal Officer at xyz@[isp-domain] for details of the blocking order including the case number, court or authority to be approached for grievance redressals. Emails will be answered within two working days. Only enquiries regarding the blocking will be entertained.”

Lots of torrent websites were now blocked in India to prevent film piracy.

“The HC after hearing the plea presented through the producer’s law firm ALMT Legal also directed the ISP to also block such sites within 24 hours of receipt of information on infringement from the film producer,”

TOI reported.

This is not new in India. Such things happened before.

Previously this year the government of the country banned a great number of  ‘Escort Services’ websites. Also last year adult sites were also blocked in India.

Good news that websites that use HTTPS, which is more secure network between a user and the site, aren’t affected because ISPs in India cannot yet block such URLs.

How to open blocked sites in India

However there is a simple and safe way to access blocked sites in India – using a vpn.

VPN is an encrypted tunnel between your device and vpn server. All data sent via this channel is coded.

VPN masks your IP address and lets you bypass any restrictions from your Internet service provider.

Using a secured vpn tunnel is safe and reliable way to get an access to blocked websites and services.

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Is it legal to use VPN in India

Using VPN technology is absolutely legal.

With VPN you can stay safe and anonymous opening any site you want.

“Visiting any website, even if it is a blocked site, is not illegal either under the provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 or the Information Technology Act, 2000,”

explained Prasanth Sugathan, Counsel at the Software Freedom Law Centre India, a registered society that works on the intersections of law and technology.

“The only exception could be if a person views child pornography.”

Unblock sites in India Step by Step Instruction

To open restricted websites in India on your device you need 3 simple steps:

  1. Get VPN account
  2. Setup VPN connection
  3. Open any blocked site!

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How to Unblock Sites in India on Android with VPN




First of all you need to make a vpn connection on your Android device.

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4, Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5.Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.

6.Save it and tap Connect

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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

With VPN you can easily access blocked sites!

How to Open Blocked sites on iOS with VPN

Follow the next steps:

  1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2. Click Add VPN Configuration

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3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail

Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

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Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

Here you can find vpn setup instructions for different operational systems: http://sahrzad.net/setup.php .

Enjoy Internet freedom with Sahrzad today!