In a latest news, the Home Ministry (HM) has decided to work with the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) to ban p0rn sites in Nepal.
It was in August the government decided to ban such sites in Nepal. After a week or so, the government announced the ban of such sites and a "fine of Rs. 100,000 and/or 5 years in prison" for the violators. The ISPs were told to use filters and ban such sites. The public started crying foul-play when the ISPs started banning websites randomly.
After two months of "brainstorming" the authorities have realized that there is no distinct line between the explicit and non-explicit websites. A new working committee comprising of HM and NTA will decide which sites are p0rn and which are "medically" acceptable.
After imposing the ban for two months, now the government has also decided to start collecting suggestions from the public and concerned authorities. It is however not clear who the "public an concerned authorities" refer to.
Do you think such short sighted decisions will have positive impacts in the society?
Experience has shown that banning something makes it more popular! (news screenshot, in Nepali, from Nagariknews)