Although India banned The True Furqan, a controversial book that claimed to be the Qur'an of the millennium was banned by the Indian government last week. The book created a stir among Muslims all around the world objecting to some sections and with others stating it is not a direct translation of the Qur'an. The US government's Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) lists “A New American Quran” on its website usinfo.state.gov under the heading “Identifying Misinformation”.
However, Indians and other netizens can now read it online, making the ban inconsequential. Once again, the online world has 'triumphed' over the offline world.