An order to block 827 p*rn websites has been given to all the internet service providers (ISP) by the government of India. This order was passed after Uttarakhand High Court asked the government to block 857 websites having adult content. But Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) found that out of these 857, there are 30 websites that do not have any p*rn content. MeitY received the court’s order on October 8 while it was issued by Uttarakhand HC on September 27.
The Department of Telecommunications instructed all the ISPs to take steps immediately for blocking 827 websites as directed by MeitY and Uttarakhand HC. Reliance Jio has already followed the order and blocked the popular adult websites while other telecom operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, etc. will also be doing the same.
Many Jio users have said that they are not able to access the adult websites that they used to access earlier while some are saying that only popular websites have been blocked and several less popular websites are still available online.
However, people at large are not happy with this decision as they feel that what they should watch and what not should be their choice and not anybody else’s. Some social media users have advised that for accessing adult websites, people should use a VPN (virtual private network) as the ban is at ISP and local level only.
Twitter is flooded with hilarious reactions over this ban. Here are some of the selected tweets:
— Samadrita dey (@blah_blah_nari) October 24, 2018
#pornban isn't the solution. Education is. Sexual assault and rapes aren't the result of porn but of misogynistic mindsets.
— Debjit Adak (@debjitadak) October 25, 2018
1st- 377 is legal.
2nd- 497 is legal.
3rd- Porn is illegal.
— Rishabh Ratnakar (@nirdeshakikeeda) October 24, 2018
#India is slowing converting as #northKorea under #bjp first they banned #beef and know they are banning #porn…and later they will ban #freedom #democracy #secularism #FreedomOfSpeech #FreedomOfExpression .#pornban
— Sujji (@Im_SUJJI) October 25, 2018
— Rajeev kumar (@kumarrajeev1995) October 25, 2018
* [ Me to that tharki person who have a lot HD collection of Study material…] pic.twitter.com/cSfpjdvGiT
— ➕➖ Ravi_Raj➖⏩ (@__pin2__) October 24, 2018
— Tyrion_Lannister (@lazy_blockhead) October 24, 2018
— Anshu Sinha (@SinhaTweet) October 25, 2018
* [ People in 2030 ]
— ➕➖ Ravi_Raj➖⏩ (@__pin2__) October 25, 2018
— Vishal (@Gosai_ji) October 25, 2018
I remember Patanjali launching noodles after maggi got banned. Now that porn sites are banned, eagerly looking for some Suddh Desi alternative from Ramdev Baba soon. #Pornban
— Pyasaram Bapu (@BapuPyasaram) October 25, 2018
*After #pornban in india*
Jio users Airtel and vodafone
Be like users be like pic.twitter.com/JHmCLBTIFW
— PRITHVI (@Prithvi_raj17) October 25, 2018
Ex: Tere Jio pe porn bandh hogaya isliye yaad aayi na, bhadve!#pornban
— yogipedia (@TheOfficialYogs) October 25, 2018
Me: Mom, I think now I should get married!
Mom: Aaj suraj kahan se nikla?
Me: Arre Porn jo ban hogaya
— yogipedia (@TheOfficialYogs) October 24, 2018
— Amazing Ekta ™ (Eku) (@ekta_amazing) October 25, 2018
— Aditya (@CrazyyVitamin) October 25, 2018
What is your opinion in this matter? Do you think that blocking websites can really help our society? Let us know your views.