Dhanbad, 8th September – On 19th August 2012 , the eve of ‘Ramzan Eid’, Congress Government at the Centre, imposed ban on the website of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) and its account on social website ‘Facebook’ without giving prior notice. Then from 7th September 2012, the website could be opened at some places; but no notice was given to any of the representatives of HJS about the same. Demonstrations were, therefore, held by HJS at ‘Randheer Varma Chowk’ to protest against the above issues.
1. Banners were displayed by HJS activists making appeal to people like ‘give time for Dharma’, ‘Unite for protection of Dharma’ etc. and people were stopping to read the banners.
2. Majority participation of women activists was noticeable. Many people tried to get information about the ban on website.
3. Congress party had also held demonstrations at that venue with participation of about 1000 of its members; but reporters were coming to HJS demonstrations to compile the news. Reporters of newspapers like ‘Prabhat Khabar’, ‘Dainik Bhaskar’, ‘Aaj’, ‘Hindustan’ and of news channels like ‘News 11’, ‘Sahara’, ‘Nakshatra TV’, Doordarshan, E TV etc. collected information in this regard.
4. It was observed that the reporters were not aware about the ban on website.