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Ban lifted from porn sites

The Indian government lifted the ban that was imposed on the porn websites after the huge outrage in the nation and in social media.

We cannot call it a ban in legal term but blocking 857 porn sites is sort of a ban on the users.

But still those sites are blocked dealing with child pornographic stuff.

The ban last week against 857 identified sites, offering photos and dating services, provoked outrage across the country, but the government said it was merely complying with a Supreme Court order. The court ruled in favor of a petitioner who provided the list of alleged porn sites.

 While the lift of the ban was hailed by free speech advocates as well as by some politicians who believe the prohibition was an example of governmental overreach, the demand that child porn be disabled was criticized by the President of the Internet Service Providers of India.
Telecom and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prassad attempted to deflect criticism that the Indian government attempted what some observers called the country’s “Talibanization” of the Internet. “Our government supports a free media, respects communication on social media and has respected freedom of communication at all times. My government is committed towards freedom on social media and communication on the Internet,” he said.
But if we just look deep in the case it was not the government in favour of banning but it was a citizen of India. yes, a person named Kamlesh Viswani a lawyer by profession filed a PIL in the Supreme court asking to ban all the pornographic sites in india.
His petition challenged the effectiveness of the Information Technology Act of 2000 in dealing with pornography. Section 67 of the law criminalises “publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form” but not accessing it.Vaswani’s petition said: “Watching porn itself puts the country’s security in danger, encourages violent acts, unacceptable behaviour in society, exploitation of children and lowers the dignity of women.”He believes watching online pornography has a direct co-relation with crimes against women. Watching porn also promotes sexual violence against women and children, he said.
Later on it was the Supreme court to order government to block websites dealing with child pornography but not totally ban the porn websites.
Anyway, the battle seems to come to an end so we hope you would be back to old days ehh?

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