India blocks 800 websites, reviving 2015 porn ban

Posted November 1, 2018 6:17 pm by Editor

India blocks 800 websites, reviving 2015 porn ban

New Delhi, India, Nov 1, 2018 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- After Nepal banned thousands of pornographic websites last month, India has resurrected its internet pornography ban, blocking more than 800 major porn sites in an attempt curb the country’s spate of sexual violence.

“I think it’s important to understand that India is struggling with really intense problems of sexual violence and harassment in particularly against women,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the non-profit National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).

“India is trying to take steps to help curb sexual violence and that kind of male entitlement culture, and we applaud them,”

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