The Government of Nepal has been cracking down online pornography as a move to address ongoing turmoil around women violence in the country.
Towards this end, the government has ordered strict ban on displaying of porn sites across the country and has even banned many in the first week of October 2018.
Continuing its ire against such sites, Nepal Government has so far called for a shutdown of more than 21,000 sites that are displaying porn content, informed the Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA).
NTA has been acting on the direction of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to ban distribution, sharing and broadcasting of such content through any medium, and the latest update on 21,000 sites is one in that direction.
As per the reports, Nepal has around 100 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in the country.
While the government started crack-down of such sites, the Internet Association of Nepal had earlier commented that the government should instead focus on prosecuting the accused found to be involved in rape and other violence cases against women, locally.
NTA began its mission of banning such sites starting from September 24, 2018 in line with the government directives.
Will have to wait and watch how many more such illicit sites will come under NTA scan!
Its noteworthy here that Nepal Government’s decision gains special importance in view of the ongoing #MeToo campaign against violence and other illicit acts concerning women, globally.