India bans porn but bypassing #pornban simple

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India, a country with one of the largest populations in the world has been hit with a porn ban. Access to the majority of popular adult streaming sites has been completely blocked across the country leaving many Indians amazed at the latest development.

Social media site Twitter has been awash with the hashtag #pornban with many Indian users complaining that what they do in the privacy of their own home is their own business. While porn or adult material may be scorned by some I wholeheartedly subscribe to the idea that what users do in their own home is their own business as long as the content is legal.

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India is no stranger to web blocks. Only recently access to a BBC made documentary about the brutal rape and subsequent killing of Indian student Jyoti Singh was blocked nationwide and earlier in the year over 30 websites claimed to be linked to jihadi activities were also blocked.

The latest porn block in India has been felt across both private and state owned internet providers with reports of adult material being blocked on MTNL Mumbai, BSNL, Vodafone, ACL and many more providers of internet services.

Indians are rightly outraged that their government are restricting what they can access with users complaining that not only do they control what they can eat, what age they can drink but are also now delving into what can be accessed online.

Legally, viewing pornography in the privacy of a user’s own home is legal in India but the transmission of it and hosting is illegal. As the Indian government move to block access to all pornography within India one has to think this may be an uphill struggle.

How to bypass the porn ban in India

Tech savvy Indian users are already making use of a service known as a VPN or Virtual Private Network that allows users to tunnel their internet connection out of India privately and at no extra long distance cost to access content that is otherwise blocked in India.

A VPN is a small piece of software for a computer or mobile device that creates an encrypted connection to another location, usually another country. By connecting to another location users bypass any local Indian blocks and are able to access content such as porn that is accessible in other countries.

As the connection is fully encrypted it is impossible for the Indian authorities to know exactly what is being accessed via that connection and so porn and other material is easily accessed within India.

Three of the best VPN providers for accessing an unrestricted internet in India are :-

  1. IPVanish
  2. VyprVPN
  3. ExpressVPN

Once signed up users simply have to download the provided software or app and connect to a country outside of India. Everything that is now done on the internet will be encrypted allowing Indian users to access both adult material and anything else that is currently blocked in India.

See our example below how easy it was for us to access one of the blocked sites using IPVanish.

VPN software is extremely easy to use and is available for PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices from the above providers. There are plenty of providers listed in our VPN Comparison Guide that can also help Indian users access an unrestricted internet.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

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