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New Delhi: The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it wanted to ban child pornography websites, but expressed its inability to go beyond that and don the role of moral police.

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Addressing the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that the state cannot be present in every household to check what people were watching in private and interfere with their entertainment.

Telling the court that there has to be some self-regulation to check the viewing of porn websites, the AG told the court that the state could not be totalitarian.

The AG said this to the court in the course of the hearing of a petition seeking a total clampdown on websites showing pornography.

(IANS)

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Acting United States Attorney General Matt Whitaker speaks before introducing President Donald Trump at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 7, 2018. VOA

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The court turned away the request made by Barry Michaels, a criminal defendant in a federal case whose lawyers challenged Whitaker, a former federal prosecutor, being named in court papers as the acting attorney general after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions on November 7.

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The court in a brief order also declined to hear Michaels’ appeal in the underlying firearms-related criminal case. (VOA)