Airtel blocks major Torrent sites in India


Airtel blocks major Torrent sites in India


Reliance Communications blocked a list of websites including major torrents sites, bookmarks sharing sites, video sharing sites and text and code sharing platforms following the John Doe order. The Delhi High Court passed the John Doe order in July 2011. This directs all the ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to block the video sharing and torrent sites. However, Reliance restored the access to the blocked sites last week.

Now, reports state that Airtel has also adopted the same strategy. The ISP is reported to have blocked many of the major torrent search sites. Below is the list of the sites blocked by Airtel.

Torrent sites









Video Sharing sites






These sites redirect the users to a message stating “Access to this website has been blocked as per Court Orders”. However, this is the case only when accessed using an Airtel connection as the sites remain accessible for the BSNL users. MTNL connections in Delhi and Mumbai have also blocked the torrent sites.

These websites are found to be blocked by Airtel Delhi. The other ISPs like Tikona, Pacenet Mumbai, YOU broadband and MTNL Delhi and Mumbai have also blocked some of the websites. However, this is not the final list.

Which ISP are you using? Are you experiencing any problem in accessing the video sharing and torrent sites? Or do you know if any other ISP has blocked these websites? What do you feel about this? Please do share your opinions and thoughts with us through the comments section below.

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