After reporting the blocking of Reddit and Indiankanoon.org, it appears that Telegram Web (web.telegram.com) has been blocked in several states on Jio and Hathway connections, according to user reports to MediaNama. Neither service provider has yet clarified the reasons for the block, nor cited an order from the Department of Telecommunications asking them to block it.
Currently Telegram Web is inaccessible on:
- CSP – Jio, Andhra Pradesh
- CSP – Jio, Maharashtra
- CSP – Jio, New Delhi Another user reported Telegram web blocked in Jio New Delhi
- FAI – Hathway, Chennai
The site is accessible on:
- CSP – Airtel, New Delhi
- FAI – Spectra, Delhi RCN
- FAI – Excitel, New Delhi
- FAI – ACT Fibernet New Delhi
- CSP – Jio, Mumbai
- CSP – Vodafone, Mumbai
- CSP – Airtel, Mumbai
- ISP – Hathway Mumbai
- FAI – JioGigaFiber, Mumbai
- CSP – Idea Cellular, Maharashtra
- FAI – Hathway Karnataka
- CSP – Airtel, Karnataka
- CSP – BSNL, Goa
- CSP – Jio, Chennai
- CSP – Vodafone, Assam
Please check if web.telegram.org works on your internet connection and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @trishajalan.
– skbohra (@ skbohra123) April 1, 2019
Several reports from Telegram Web blocked for a month
About a month ago, a participatory report from the Internet Freedom Foundation found that the Telegram web domain and its subdomains (like Telegram.me, web.telegram.org, etc.) were blocked on Jio, Airtel, and Hathway. User reports came from across the country including Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Telangana, Goa, West Bengal, Punjab and Haryana.
What is the block! Things that are blocked in India according to crowdsourcing reports:
1. Pornographic sites
2. Proxy services
4. Alexa / Behance / Soundcloud /
5. Telegram web domain
Your website or online business could be next. # Save the Internet https://t.co/rQmiRWUXAS
– Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) March 25, 2019
Reddit and Indiankanoon.org blocked
We reported earlier this month that Reddit has been blocked by several mobile service providers in certain circles of Jio and Vodafone, and by ISPs like You Broadband and JioFiber, without specifying the reason for the block. Users later reported that the site was live on multiple service providers.
Last week, the Indiankanoon.org website was blocked on multiple Jio connections in several circles, Jio cited a government order that ordered the ban. However, Indiankanoon.org later became accessible on Jio.
The people whose traffic we can see coming from @dependjio in violation of the DoT order they received. Can others confirm? https://t.co/u5jVgenHss
– Indian Kanoon (@indiankanoon) March 25, 2019