Indian Supreme Court : You cannot block porn web sites in India

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India rejected the blocking of pornographic web sites.

A decision was delivered by the Indian Supreme Court to reject and cancel an interim order, seeking the blocking of all porn sites in India.

The Court’s decision was based on the “fundamental right to personal liberty to watch porn in the privacy of their room.”

Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that such orders cannot pass by the Supreme Court of India, stating that “…someone may come to the court and say, look I am above 18 and how can you stop me from watching [porn] within the four walls of my room”.

This, apparently, would be in violation of Article 21, Right to personal liberty.

The petition was filed by anti-porn advocate Kamlesh Vaswani, who filed a petition against pornography in India.

An excerpt is below:

“Pornography literature seeks to confirm that people are objects. It confirms that people are capable of being sold and bought in the market. Sex is a commodity, which is being commercially exploited. When exploitation of sex is accepted in society then  all the characteristics attributable to commercial exploitation also become acceptable which is to  maximize profit and minimization of loss also becomes acceptable. To maximize profit by commercial exploitation, illegal acts of women, girls, children, child abuse and sexual offences are encouraged.”

Although the Indian Supreme Court decided not to enforce a ban porn, the Chief Justice’s Bench acknowledged that the government needs to step up efforts, seeking the Indian Government’s response to this matter.

Click here for more info on Internet censorship in India.


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One Response to “Indian Supreme Court : You cannot block porn web sites in India”
  1. JR says:

    Would it not be easier to simply move porn to the new gTLD .PORN?

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