No porn intended: Why the DoT order banning 857 sites is barely legal

On March 24 of this year, the country welcomed the Supreme Court’s declaration of the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act as unconstitutional. Lost in the ensuing celebration was the fact that Sections 69A and 79 (3) (b) of the Act were also challenged, albeit unsuccessfully.

These are two provisions that are extremely relevant following the Department of Telecom's recent ban on pornographic sites.

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