Telangana Govt Wants To Block Ecommerce Sites Selling “Sexual Wellness” Category!

Telegana government finds Flipkart’s and other ecommerce store’s sexual wellness category objectionable and has asked ISPs to block these sites.

Flipkart Sexual Wellness
Flipkart Sexual Wellness

“The state government has sought our help in directing various internet service providers (ISPs) to set up appropriate software tools which will block content violating the provisions of the IT Act of 2000, as amended by amendment ACT 2008,”. The list of ISPs include Airtel, Hathway, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Tata DoCoMo, Tata Indicom and Vodafone [source].

Very recently, government ordered a blanket ban on 32 sites (including GitHub) and is also mulling aadhar authentication for matrimonial sites.
Qn : What business is government in? Banning or playing enabler?

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