DOT ordered to ban porn sites in India

Most of the websites which are delivering pornographic contents are at present in accessible in India, on several Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). With effect from August 1, 2015 most of the internet service providers are displaying either a blank page or “Directory does not exist”.

Some browser displayed even the message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India” when attempting to access a porn site.

Earlier, in the month of July, 2015 Supreme Court declined to pass an interim order to block porn sites in India. While hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate, asking to ban porn sites in India, it was observed by the apex court that, “how can you stop me from watching it within the four walls of my room?”

In the said case, court further observed that, blocking a porn website being watched at home would be a violation of Right to personal liberty as guaranteed under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.

The petition which is asking for a web filter to censor any obscene content (obscenity is wider than pornography) was on a presumption that the consumption of pornography incites and causes sexual violence to women.

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  • Padma Shree

    It is indeed a great move from the government to ban porn. Though there are lots of people crying in the social media against the porn ban, I’m totally in favour of the ban. Just imagine the time is getting wasted by watching porn. How productively that time would have been used. Also, as per various study reports, if a person who watch porn movies frequently, his/her mindset would also get changed and such peoples attitude towards the other gender would also get influenced by such activities. Hence, in my opinion, of course it is a good move. Swachh Internet Abhiyan. 🙂