I have always been of the opinion that when countries say ban this website or that it is only showing off as there is no way anyone can harness the content on the net.
Many years ago an Indian IT / IS stalwart had said that Google should be banned because Google maps was showing our sensitive defense installations across India to the world. I did have a laugh at the naivete of that gentleman and that of the various people who looked up to him for this "genius's" recommendation.
Anyway to come back to porn and the love >< hate affair of the so called purists and Asaram's in the country - do they think that our population what it is because of immaculate conception or that our culture says we should engage only to make babies. Funnily this sort of moral ban keeps coming up every now and then - sometimes it is a woman's skirt, or the jeans or long hair or stuff.
And porn is a favorite bashing subject - Now consider Savita Bhabi - she was banned and made headlines across the country. Today she is a brand as well known as Ms Sunny Leone. One is virtual and one is real and both brands owe their value to the porn industry.
The final nail in the coffin and into the argument of all naysayers is this report:
Just check the report to see how much our countrymen and women are enjoying themselves while living a stressful life full of rapes, pothole deaths, corrupt system, scams on chikkis / milk / coal / sports / admission / you name it!
I am sure the ISPs will be shedding tears too because they lose revenue! From 5th place in the porn watching sweepstakes, India will fall down so what does the government want them to watch ? Swamis, Godmen, TV shopping, divya darshan . no Konarak no Kamasutra
BTW has this word been banned too? Kamasutra ? Will the Government take some preemptive action to protect the Kamasutra copyright if someone puts out a patent on this :)
It is frustrating to see the Government waste time on such orders which can be enforced only to give some comfort for cover my a** thoughts but no way can it stop people from watching porn. Or even make a dent in the porn industry.
Final words ... like i said to someone - we are doing about town talking of bringing a "Swach Internet" trying to clean up other people's sh** saying it is stinking but we are not aware that the smell is from our own house where the sh** is not cleaned and piles up everyday! Check the corner mobile stores for clips or full length movies.... check the books sold on signals and bus/train stations... check anyone selling bootleg CDs anywhere in the country.. check video libraries.. oh oh.. they are in places where the GoI can't reach so it does the next thing to show the "good " work being done by making an easy decision and banning sites.