Last week, Reliance Jio blocked 827 websites which had Banned Adult Sites content and it was being said that the other telecom operators will also follow the suit.
Now Airtel, Vodafone and other Internet service providers (ISP) have also blocked these websites.
The telecom operators have taken this step as they have been instructed by the Department of Telecommunications to do so, while DoT is just following the order given by the High Court of Uttarakhand.
Earlier, the Uttarakhand HC ordered a ban on 857 websites but Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) didn’t found anything objectionable in 30 websites and hence, 827 websites were blocked.
When Jio took this step, there was a widespread protest on the social media and Jio users started thinking of shifting to another ISP but now it won’t be of any use as the other ISPs are also following the order and blocking the websites.
— Pratap (@Pratap37735283) October 26, 2018
According To The Government Porn Ban Will Result In This
Pic1- Before Porn Ban
Pic2 – After Porn Ban pic.twitter.com/T6GV8AX3Ak
— Faraz Khan (@IamFarazKhan_) October 25, 2018
*2 years back*
Me – jio lene jaa raha hu
*Goverment*- ban porn
— Snehil Das (@Thesnehilcool) October 24, 2018
*After Jio Ban*
*When UC browser is downloaded just for porn*
Uc Browser: pic.twitter.com/kofHBuLiIU
— Ashraf Kat (@imashrafff) October 24, 2018
When you realise that Vodafone ne bhi porn ban kar diya: pic.twitter.com/Z1FrFkymeN
— Varsha Mahankar (@I_am_vrm) October 31, 2018
However, a similar type of order was taken aback by the government in 2015 when the ban was imposed on the porn websites. There are still some methods through which people can view p*rn such as using VPNs or proxy sites.
This is how Twitter reacted over it: