Section 67 of the IT Act deals with "publishing obscene information in electronic form".This law has been interpreted to criminalize the posting of pornographic content online.The Supreme Court of India, in Khoday Distilleries Ltd. The government informed the Court that the Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee constituted under Section 88 of the IT Act, 2000 was assigned with a brief with regard to availability of pornography on the Internet and it was looking into the matter.In July 2015, while hearing petition, Chief Justice H. Dattu observed that, how can court restrain an adult from watching pornography within the four walls of a room and termed such a ban to be violative of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution which grants right to personal liberty to its citizens.Quartz has have found that 50% of Indian IP addresses accessed popular pornography websites on mobile phones.Online erotic comics have also become popular in India as the internet becomes more readily available to the common citizen.Crimes against persons, also called personal crimes, include murder, aggravated assault, rape, and robbery.Personal crimes are unevenly distributed in the United States, with young, urban, poor, and racial minorities arrested for these crimes more than others.
Studies have found that print media is less widely accessible than internet media in India.
However, due to the internet and increased access for the common citizen, pornography has slowly entered the public discourse, most notably with the outrage towards a 2015 government order to censor 857 websites that contained explicit materials.
Homosexual pornography is not widely available in print, due to the socio-culture taboo surrounding both pornography and homosexuality (see LGBT culture in India).
However, accessing "obscene" content privately is not illegal. In February 2009, the Parliament of India passed the "Information Technology Bill," banning the creation and transmission of child pornography.
The IT Act was amended by the Parliament on 2008, and Section 67B was inserted which criminalizes browsing, downloading, creation, and publishing child pornorgraphy. The bill enables India's law enforcement agencies to take strict action against those seeking child pornography.