prostitution-700x400Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Monday has directed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to immediately block 240 websites that offer escort services.

As per a report in TOI, this is yet another attempt by the government to block obscene content on the internet.

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To block obscene content from the internet last year government had sought to block several pornographic websites, though forced on the backfoot following an uproar.

ISPs have been asked to block websites offering escort services or face action under the Information Technology Rules, 2009.

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As per the national daily, government has asked to block websites like jasmineescorts.com, pinkysingh.com, payalmalhotra.in, localescorts.in, onlyoneescorts.com, kavyajain.in, pearlpatel.in, shimi.in, and anchu.in.