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India’s Pornography Enthusiasts Triumph as Website Ban Is Lifted

Artist’s rendering of porn fans’ reaction to the news.

In what is being hailed as the greatest triumph of popular will and freedom since the fall of Berlin Wall, Indian authorities have lifted a ban on 857 pornographic websites that had been instituted on July 30. From the Times of India:

The government has been feeling the heat for the past few days for being viewed as control freaks with an objectionable streak of moral policing. On Tuesday, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called a meeting to review the apparently knee-jerk decision to ban 857 sites that were listed by a petitioner who had gone to the Supreme Court against pornographic websites.

It was left to the bureaucrats to implement the embarrassing turnaround of the government.

Activist Kamlesh Vaswani—who compiled the list of blocked websites and has said that pornography is more harmful than Hitler, AIDS, and nuclear war—does not appear to have yet commented on the reversal.