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List of 857 porn sites blocked by Indian Government

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Written by Deepak

Two days ago, we mentioned that Govt. of India has blocked all major porn websites in India, and its confirmed, since a copy of leaked DOT order has surfaced over the internet listing all the 857 websites to be blocked under the provision of section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology Act 2000 as the content hosted on these websites relate to morality and decency as given in Article 19(2) of Constitution of India.

A letter was issued by Department of Telecommunication (DOT) ordering internet service providers (ISPs) to block the listed websites.

According to Times of India article, this block comes into action in a bid to curb child pornography, in line with a 2013 petition filed by Indore-based advocate Kamlesh Vasvani and had taken into consideration the list of websites he has provided.

You can check the complete list here in the embedded Scribd or even can download the pdf file shared by The Center for Internet & Society (CIS – India)

And the surprising part to this is that, this list also includes 5 websites, that don’t even show porn, and are ranked very high in Alexa rankings.

  1. CollegeHumor.com – a comedy website with funny videos
  2. 9GAG.tv – social funny videos & articles sharing blog
  3. ShitBrix.com – internet memes & factoids
  4. Barstoolsports.com – Sports & lifestyle blog
  5. popurls.com – news aggregator website

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Deepak

Professionally, he is a web-designer/Front end developer. A technology enthusiast, tech guru. Spends every minute of his day with computers or mobiles.

2 Comments

  • Why this bloody government get involved in this nasty blocking – If they dont want to watch let them go away. Why block the porn sites – First let them demolish all Hindu Temples that are even more nastier than Porn sites

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