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After the GOI (Government of India) received a lot of criticism for banning porn all over the country, they have now made the decision to lift the ban on all those websites except the ones containing child pornography.

Previously, the government had made the hasty decision of telling ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to ban all pornography available on the internet. Under this, 857 sites were blocked and even those that had jokes and memes bearing no pornographic content, like 9GaG and CollegeHumour, were shut down. However, in a new directive issued by the Telecomm Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, he stated:

“The intermediaries (ISPs) are hereby directed that they are free not to disable any of the 857 URLs… which do not have child pornographic content.”

In a previous statement, while commenting on the governments commitment towards freedom of communication, Prasad had said, “The government compliments the dissemination of idea on the social media. We have launched the mygov platform seeking views of people of India on developmental agenda and lakhs of people are participating on this platform.”

Naturally then, this platform would’ve been bombarded with resentment and disapproval by the Governments involvement in censoring the internet, especially in a day and age where people are already battling censorship guidelines in all other forms of media and communication.

It may come as a relief that all sites have now been left alone, barring those containing child pornography and with good reason.

While it is good to see the government taking the peoples view into consideration, it is ironic that they made such a controversial decision around two weeks before ‘Independence Day.’ Perhaps, we will soon be able to celebrate freedom of censorship or is it too soon? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Nikita Noronha
Nikita Noronha is the sub-editor for iGyaan. Her interests include photography, movies and of course, any kind of good food.
42 comments
Yogesh Patel
Yogesh Patel

Koi one plus two ka invite code dedo Admin Sun raha h tu

Rakesh Narang
Rakesh Narang

i am really surprised on how stupid indian government is....why did they ban it in the first...was there some reason ya aise hi.......maze lene ke liye ban kar diya........if there is no solid logic behind what they do then i am right indian government is stupid........kal ko kuch bhi kar sakti hai.

Shubham Dubey
Shubham Dubey

Porn should be banned in india totally and we should follow two child policy

Shadab Ahmed
Shadab Ahmed

Yea.. And the porn ban too... Looks like things are getting back to normal...

Japneet Singh
Japneet Singh

Now it maggie ban has been lifted according to today's newspaper

Rishabh Goyal
Rishabh Goyal

Actually it didn't work most of the people are smart enough to change proxy or vpn

Kishan Yadav
Kishan Yadav

For all guys who are sad that they aren't able to watch Porn...i can tell you how to open evry banned website...inbox me if u want to know how..but it will cost uh...tongue emoticon :P: tongue emoticon

Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan

if the porn is banned the nation will be safe of rapists

Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan

we indin girls think of parents we r delicate we r thought by superior qualities of living life by parents the same western girls hav no value of living jst need an enjoyment thats the reason

GuruprasadShinde
GuruprasadShinde

so basically what youre saying that porn makes rapists?
SO WE SHOULD BAN OUR CURRENCY, because MONEY MAKES PEOPLE MURDER EACH OTHER! 

Saniya Khan
Saniya Khan

no u cant do that plzzz atleast v girls b safe coz of watching porn the man loves to do it the same if he does not come wit this if he does not got the environment he starts searching outdoor then he thift the girl of nighbour we r indians but not the westerns the reason is

Sudhir Dudeja
Sudhir Dudeja

Govt decision was right, u r big idiots who make it issue -_-

Shadab Ahmed
Shadab Ahmed

It's better that they ban tobacco rather than banning porno and Maggie...

Parth Koshti
Parth Koshti

Nice. Everyone can relax now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Sai Sudhir
Sai Sudhir

Its good that government is listening to people's views Same should be followed for every issue people suffer from not only for pornban, then we can proudly say India is the greatest democracy

Madhu Krishna
Madhu Krishna

Suman Vijay finally the ban is lifted... and yet brazzers won't work -_-

Tejan Pillai
Tejan Pillai

Abhishek Doshi Hersh Lalwani Yudhish Bharucha yeah baby

Arun Sharma
Arun Sharma

Pratik Tandel Gaurav Toksha Srikanth Iyer Chetan Badhe NACHO BC