If you live in India, you won’t be able to look at porn on the internet anymore. Do you think this will stop people?
Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country have been asked to block more than 800 pornographic websites, communications ministry sources said Sunday.
“Certain websites have been reviewed and found to be spreading anti-social activities as hyperlinks from these websites, some of them were pornographic, so we have sent letters to internet service providers to block them. The action has been taken in reference to section 79 of IT Act,” the sources said.
Information technology secretary RS Sharma told HT that the ministry “followed court directives,” a reference to an ongoing case in the Supreme Court against adult websites.
ISPs also confirmed receiving letters on Saturday from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) directing them to block certain websites.
More such sites are being reviewed by the communications ministry upon the instructions of the court. However, senior officials acknowledged it is difficult to track sites on a regular basis.
Read more: Hindustan Times
Religion divides men Porn unites them #PornBan
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) August 3, 2015
Porn ban is anti-freedom, impractical, not enforceable. Politically not very smart too. avoidable. Let's not manage people's private lives.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 3, 2015
To ban porn saying it will be seen by who shouldn't see it is like saying to stop traffic because there will be accidents
— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) August 1, 2015