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Everybody Relax, The Supreme Court Of India Just Said That Porn Can't Be Banned

"It is a violation of Article 21 (right to personal liberty) of the Constitution," Chief Justice HL Dattu observed.

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In August, 2014, a Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Supreme Court requesting an order blocking access to porn websites.

The PIL was filed by advocate Kamlesh Vashwani, who has been pressing for an interim order seeking an immediate block till the home ministry takes a stand on the issue.

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A Supreme Court Bench, headed by the then Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, had earlier agreed with the PIL and demanded strict laws to curb pornography.

However, Chief Justice H.L. Dattu has now refused the direct blocking of all pornographic websites.

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According to an India Today report, Chief Justice H.L. Dattu observed,

"Such interim orders cannot be passed by this court. Somebody can come to the court and say 'Look, I am an adult and how can you stop me from watching it within the four walls of my room?' It is a violation of Article 21 (right to personal liberty) of the Constitution."

People have expectedly reacted to the Dattu's statement with relief and applause.

Supreme Court rejects plea to ban porn in India. Faith in judiciary restored!

Sounds silly but your freedom to fap in peace is important, & thank you SC for upholding that, at least for now http://t.co/waPz2s6LGF

Supreme Court of India refuses to order the blocking of all pornographic websites. Fap with no tension now. http://t.co/ZUAaQ3qhMj

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