3 reasons Pornography can never be banned in India

Recently, the Indian government passed a notification to ban pornography & came up with a list of 800 porn sites to be banned. Instead of relying on their decisions, they indirectly conveyed the list of porn sites which can be visited :mrgreen:
We are Thankful to them, for letting the Nation know the other sites as well, instead of relying & visiting just few.
We belong to a country whose history talks about Kamasutra (human sexual behavior), it is just not possible for our country to ban pornography. Reasons being –

Proxies & VPN

Pornography can never be banned in India“It is extremely easy to circumvent these blocks, using virtual private networks (VPNs) and proxies that anonymise your traffic,” said Pranesh Prakash, policy director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bengaluru.

A cursory Google search on how to unblock porn websites throws up millions of how-tos and guides on using proxies and VPNs to get around restrictions set by authorities. All these services anonymise users’ web traffic by routing them through foreign servers.

According to data from Pornhub, one of the world’s biggest porn sites, India ranks fifth for the most daily visitors to the website. Pornhub saw a total of 78.9 billion video views globally in 2014.

The government can try to keep up with proxies and block them too. But as proxies change on a daily basis and there are always dozens of functioning proxies to choose from across, blocking all of them will be a near impossible task. (via: hindustantimes.com)

2. Loss of 30-70% revenue

Pornography can never be banned in IndiaA ban on Internet pornography in India could mean a hit of as much as 30-70% of data browsing revenues for India’s communications services providers, analysts and experts say.

India’s telcos are betting big on the growth of data in the country as voice services have seemingly plateaued. Telcos such as Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s largest telco by revenue and subscribers, and Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd are investing billions of dollars to deploy 4G-based wireless data networks across the country while Bharti, Idea Cellular Ltd and Vodafone India Ltd, among others, have already deployed 3G-based data services in many parts.

In the three months ended 31 March, Bharti reported a 59.1% year-on-year rise in data revenue to Rs.3,085 crore with average revenue per user (Arpu) for data rising 32% to Rs.176 in the quarter. Bharti’s mobile data revenue rose 70.4% to Rs.2,324 crore and accounted for 17.6% of the company’s India mobile revenue compared with 11.5% in the corresponding quarter last year. Non-voice revenue now makes up as much as 23.7% of total mobile revenue in India. The numbers were mainly boosted by a 41% increase in average usage per customer to 656 megabytes (MBs) and a 30% increase in data customer base to 46.3 million.(via: livemint.com)


3. Land of Kamasutra

Pornography can never be banned in India

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“Kamasutra” is an ancient Indian Hindu text, widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature, written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. “Kāma” which is one of the four goals of Hindu life, means desire including sexual desire the latter being the subject of the textbook, and “sūtra” literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual.  (via: wikipedia)