IFF in solidarity with environmental collectives censored by National Internet Exchange of India


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The websites ofletindiabreath, fridays for future - India and thereisnoearthb is not accessible because of the hold placed by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). The reason is not yet communicated to the operators of the website. Internet Freedom Foundation is offering advice and support to LetIndiaBreathe.in (LIB) and FridaysForFuture (FFF).

Internet Freedom Foundation – 13 Jul 20
We offer our support to environmental activists against web censorship…

The websites of environmental collectives have came under web censorship over the past week. Among them, IFF is offering advice and support to LetIndiaBreathe.in (LIB) and FridaysForFuture (FFF).

The censorship of the environmental collectives has hampered their campaign #WithdrawEIA2020

Draft EIA2020 - Environment Impact Assessment or Enable India Auction?

You can find the draft of EIA2020 here

The draft of EIA2020 was released for public comments on March 23rd just before the day of nationwide lockdown, thus making it difficult for the people and experts to meet, discuss and analyze the problems associated with the amendments.

Youtuber Dhruv Rathee explains the concerns with the amendment in this video

Further Reading:

The Wire Science – 24 Jun 20
EIA Legitimised Environmental Destruction. Now, Govt ‘Renovates’ it for the…

The proposed EIA 2020 aims to reduce the legal and social standards for better environmental scrutiny of projects. It furthers its own flawed agenda.

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/environment-news-india-narendra-modi-government_in_5efe08c6c5b6acab284cf0a1

As our community has always encouraged free knowledge and raised our voice against enclosure of commons, we should stand in solidarity with these environmental collectives and their campaign #WithdrawEIA2020 as their fight is against the enclosure of resources belonging to the commons.

It is important that FSMK release a statement condemning the domain hold placed by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) on their websites.

We have time till 11th August 2020 to send suggestions to Environment Ministry to stop this draft from being introduced as a law. Send your suggestions to eia2020-moefcc@gov.in

If you want some help trying to draft your own suggestions, you can visit this link -
https://linktr.ee/LetIndiaBreathe 1
Here is the draft EIA2020 with problems highlighted