Consequently, most internet users in India have got messages such as: Link
However, a RTI application (The Right To Information act allows any citizen to request information from a "public authority") has unearthed that "As per available information, no blocking instruction to block websites like Pirate-bay and Vimeo etc. has been issued from the Department of Telecom to Internet Service Providers."
News reports suggest that these sites were blocked based on John Doe orders given by the Madras High Court in a suit filed by the producers of local movies. Ironically, the government run ISP has yet to enforce any such sort of ban. Given that most private ISPs are also involved in film distribution, it comes as no great surprise, and is another example of corporations attempting to control the internet."