Amidst the massive uproar caused the by the government’s directive to block 857 porn websites in India, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the ban on all websites except those serving child porn will be lifted.

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“A new notification will be issued shortly. The ban will be partially withdrawn. Sites that do not promote child porn will be unbanned,” said the telecom minister in an interview with India Today.

The ministry of communications and information and technology order the banning of 857 porn websites on July 31 terming their content immoral and indecent.

Moreover, it was expected that the ban wouldn’t stand in court as even Chief Justice HL Dattu claimed that it violated an individual’s Right to Personal Liberty.

The government’s move to ban the porn websites was triggered by a hearing in the Supreme Court that is seeking to ban porn as it leads to “activities like rape, harassment, molestation of women”.

The Supreme court however did not pass any order to ban porn websites in India.

1 comment

  • When Government say that watching porn in the privacy of our rooms is no illegal,how can we forget that even our kids can watch the same material despite our several firewalls set PC,mobiles,Tablets.
    I give you a typical example .
    How will you look at a young girl aged 11 making a porn video of self with her 8 year old brother repeating all those sensual acts ,just because she has discovered something similar(adult porn) in one of her parents gadgets.
    World of Net is full of porn sites(and its not child pornography) related to father-daughter,sister- brother,and the most dirtiest of all mother –son “BANG BANG”
    Which kind of society are we going to gift our kids.Please think again.Where are we moving to……

    I strongly support a total ban on all kind of Pornography stuff and request government to maintain their earlier stand of the same.

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