The Narendra Modi government has taken up the onus of cleansing the online content available in India and has asked the Internet and Mobile Association of India to create the list porn websites and ask Internet service providers (ISPs) to block them.
The Telecom & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Although porn is legal in other countries, it needs to be viewed in the context of Indian culture and moral obligation towards society.”
The Supreme Court, too, is hearing an appeal filed by lawyer Kamlesh Vasvani, requesting the court to ban porn as it leads to “activities like rape, harassment, molestations of women
However, this is going to be a stupendous task for the government. According to as estimate by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, there are more than 40 million porn websites in the world and most of them are based outside India. Moreover, there are many ways including the use of proxies to get around to blocked websites.