India's attorney general to watch porn 'for first time'

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Tuesday 11 August 2015 15:00
Science and Tech

India made international headlines last week after banning more than 850 porn sites without warning.

That decision was quickly overturned, but the government are now dealing with the clean-up. Appearing in court to clarify the government's stance, India's attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told Lord Chief Justice H L Dattu that the crackdown would now be limited to child abuse websites, the Economic Times report.

Rohatgi said there were "different types of porn" and that the government did not want to police people's bedrooms, adding: "We cannot become a totalitarian state." Asked by Lord Chief Justice H L Dattu how he knew about different porn types, Rohatgi is quoted by the Huffington Post as replying:

Your lordship I have not watched it, but I do plan to, since that is the only way to understand the concerns, moreover my juniors are very tech savvy.

That's what they all say...

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