Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Re: [IAC#RG] Counter-Comments to responses on paper no.2/2005 "OTT services"

1) Shri A. Robert J. Ravi, Advisor <advqos@trai.gov.in>
2) Thomas Varghese, Joint Advisor /TRAI

cc: subscribers to India Against Corruption
cc: Dr. Gulshan Rai / DEITY


With reference to your email below.

I hereby confirm that I sent a counter-comment on 8 May 2015 as
mentioned in your email under reply.

I further confirm/assert that the "explicit" content was directly
relevant to the subject consultation and formed an integral part of my
submissions. All the "explicit" content has been previously forwarded
formally to the concerned officers of Department of Information
Technology/Govt of India concerning the grossly obscene pornography
being distributed by a foreign OTT provider M/s WIKIMEDIA in India
under so-called ZEROPAID arrangements with some mobile TSPs who are
regulated by TRAI. Accordingly, the "explicit" content I had annexed
was "taken down" from M/s WIKIMEDIA's Indian website after I
complained to various officers.

NB: "ZEROPAID" schemes and walled internet gardens are the subject of
the TRAI's consultation paper on which public comments were

I had also previously informed you that the REGISTRANT address for
domains WIKIMEDIA.IN and SAVETHEINTERNET.IN are one and the same.

Accordingly, it is India Against Corruption's position during this
consultation process that the 1 million "spam" responses to this
consultation have originated as a cynical conspiracy by foreign online
gambling, gaming and pornography service providers via foreign
financed lobby groups like "Centre for Internet and Society" -
Bengaluru, who are behind the so-called SAVETHEINTERNET.IN campaign
and in whose name/address the domain SAVETHEINTERNET.IN admittedly
used to send the bulk of email spam responses to TRAI's servers is

We have also called upon TRAI to prosecute these persons under the law
of the land, as you are duty bound to do. The fact that "Centre for
Internet and Security" receives hundreds of thousands of US dollars
annually from WIKIMEDIA is in all the newspapers in addition to being
posted on their website.

India Aqainst Corruption therefore condemns the email communication
under reply received from TRAI that we should censor our pleadings and
delete our evidences with a view to prevent the citizens of India from
knowing the antecedents and motivates of the persons behind the
so-called SAVETHEINTENET.IN campaign.

We hereby also call upon TRAI to PUBLICLY clarify that when any person
could download huge quantities of such "explicit" content free of
charge using ZEROPAID schemes of RCOM, AIRCEL etc over mobile phones
either without paying internet access charges or only some token fixed
charges, how it is the TRAI now hypocritically directs me that IAC's
graphic evidence of such licence breaches cannot be published by TRAI
during formal statutory processes. Such hypocrisy reeks of corruption,
coverup and some pre-determined agenda in TRAI's consultation

Nonetheless, and without prejudice, we shall be sending our amended
counter-comments within 48 hours, but under very strong protest. Our
evidences shall be sent separately and we strongly urge you to
investigate /inquire / prosecute the perpetrators, as you are duty
bound to do.


Sarbajit Roy
India Against Corruption
B-59, Defence Colony,
New Delhi-110 024.

Tel :08010205897

On 5/19/15, A. Robert J. Ravi, Advisor <advqos@trai.gov.in> wrote:
> Date: 19-05-2015
> To
> Mr. Sarbajit Roy,
> India Against Corruption
> B-59, Defence Colony,
> New Delhi-110 024.
> Subject : Counter comments of India Against Corruption against
> response to M/s AT&T in Consultation Paper No.2/2015.
> This is to bring to your notice that TRAI has received a comment on above
> cited subject from the email sroy.mb@gmail.com on 8th May, 2015 at 12.06 PM.
> The counter comments, so received, contain explicit content. Accordingly,
> it has not been uploaded on TRAI's website.
> 2. You are hereby requested to confirm if the counter comments have
> been sent by you through your email id. If so, you are given an opportunity
> to modify your comments to remove explicit contents so that it may be
> considered for uploading on TRAI's website. Please note that the modified
> content shall be uploaded on TRAI's website within two working days from the
> date of receipt of modified comments. In case no comments are received by
> 21st May, 2015, it will be presumed that you have nothing to state in the
> matter.
> (Thomas Varghese)
> Joint Advisor

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