Porn Ban: 16 Times Indians On Twitter Hilariously Captured The Sentiments Of Millions

03/08/2015 2:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian internet user points out at a porn site showing a blank screen after being blocked by the internet service providers based on directive issued by the telecom department to block porn websites across the country, in Bangalore on August 3, 2015. The Indian government has sent a notice to internet service providers to block more than 850 porn websites on July 31 and service providers have already started blocking popular porn sites. AFP PHOTO/ Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

As the Indian government began its crackdown on pornographic content, supplying internet companies with a list of more than 850 websites that had to be restricted, Twitter was buzzing with indignant consumers writing about exactly what they thought of the #pornban.

"We have written to the ISPs (internet service providers) to restrict free and open access to 857 websites. This direction is based on the observations made by the honourable Supreme Court on 10 July and using section 79 (3b) of the IT Act read with Article 19 (2) of the Indian constitution," telecom ministry spokesperson N.N. Kaul told HuffPost India.

Most internet service providers -- Vodafone, MTNL and BSNL -- have blocked porn sites, according to users.

According to Pornhub, arguably the world’s largest porn site, Indians are among the most "prolific consumers" of internet pornography -- accounting for 40% of its 14.2 billion visits -- a report in the Hindustan Times stated.

Twitter users are overcoming the 140 character limit to convey their frustration and despair. Bachelors and hostel residents, who were hit hard after the Maggi ban, are now inconsolable.

Also Read: Porn Banned In India: India Begins Massive Crackdown

Here are some Tweeters who had some fun with the #pornban news.

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