India Cracks Down on Internet Porn After Supreme Court Decision – NBC News

The land of the Kama Sutra is cracking down on sex, online at least.

Only blank pages were loading on the addresses of at least 857 adult websites in the country, India Today and other local newspapers reported on Monday.

A leaked government order dated Friday ordered Internet service providers to block access to the sites. It followed a Supreme Court decision saying the government should monitor pornography access, according to Reuters.

N.N. Kaul, a spokesman for India’s department of telecom, told Reuters the steps were aimed at protecting children. Some users would still be able to access site through proxy server and virtual private networks, he added.

The moves come amid an ongoing online morality drive by the conservative Hindu-nationalist government Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2014, 32 sites including Vimeo and Daily Motion were banned for at least a month, according to media reports…

Source: India Cracks Down on Internet Porn After Supreme Court Decision – NBC News

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