After Govt Bans 827 Porn Sites, Frustrated Indians Look for Jugaad

When there is will, there is jugaad.

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The desi internet went into a frenzy after Department of Telecommunication (DoT) ordered all Internet Service Providers to block 827 porn sites, following an order by Uttarakhand High Court.

We did a bit of snooping to gauge just how Indians are taking this ban.

One look at a barrage of memes and long angry threads on social media, and the answer is: not very nicely.

Twitter Reacts to India’s #PornBan

When Conspiracy Theorists Joined In

Is There a Workaround?

Well, duh!

A wise man once said, “When there is a will there is a way.”

And this is India we are talking about, the third-largest porn-consuming nation. You seriously think Indians will give up on watching porn altogether?

Well, no.

If YouTube trends are to believed in the last few days, adult content-related searches have sky-rocketed from Indian IPs.

What’s more, we are proud of our jugaad fixes to just about anything. So, why not porn?

There is A Chinese Browser

Then There Are VPN Softwares

And for the Lazy, Pornhub Has Your Back

One of the biggest adult content sites, PornHub has plans to dodge this blanket ban by Indian ISPs. It has created a new mirror site at PornHub(.)net – instead of PornHub(.)com.

If you are still struggling to work your way around the ban on porn sites, here is our article that guides you to do just that:

What Led to This Ban?

Uttarakhand High Court gave orders to revive the 2015 ban on adult websites in India following an incident where four students had raped a minor in a school. The court argued that access to porn was responsible for enabling such behaviour.

While unchecked access to pornographic content that may land up in a minor’s hand is a genuine concern, is banning all adults from accessing such content really the solution?

We wonder.

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