India blocks 857 porn sites: Activist Kamlesh Vaswani triumphs, mentions Hitler, AIDS.

India Blocks 857 Porn Sites on Advice of Activist Who Says Porn Is Worse Than Hitler and AIDS

India Blocks 857 Porn Sites on Advice of Activist Who Says Porn Is Worse Than Hitler and AIDS

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Aug. 4 2015 2:14 PM

India Blocks 857 Porn Sites on Advice of Activist Who Says Porn Is Worse Than Hitler, AIDS, and Nuclear War

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Indian-Canadian pornographic and mainstream actress Sunny Leone was India's most Googled person in 2014.

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A 43-year-old Indian lawyer's formal request for a nationwide ban on access to 857 specific pornographic websites was rejected by the country's Supreme Court but appears to have been enacted by the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports say. From the New York Times:

The activist, Kamlesh Vaswani, a lawyer who failed to persuade the Supreme Court to block online pornography, gave thanks on Monday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking a step that the Supreme Court would not. “Under Prime Minister Modi’s good governance and the good faith with which this government has been working,” Mr. Vaswani said in an interview, “they have been instrumental in blocking the 857 websites that I have been looking to get blocked.”
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Vaswani says he made the list himself with the help of a college professor and that it constitutes the country's most popular porn sites.

“Nothing can more efficiently destroy a person, fizzle their mind, evaporate their future, eliminate their potential or destroy society like pornography,” Mr. Vaswani wrote in his petition to the Supreme Court. “It is worse than Hitler, worse than AIDS, cancer or any other epidemic,” he added. “It is more catastrophic than nuclear holocaust, and it must be stopped.”

India's most Googled person in 2014, outpacing Prime Minister Modi, was an Indian-Canadian actress named Sunny Leone who has appeared in both pornographic and mainstream movies. Leone's Wikipedia page includes some very unique and memorable sentences, none of which I am going to quote here, because I don't want to get fired.