| 3 minutes read

3 minutes read

(I&B) Ministry Bans Condom Ads From 6 am To 10 pm, Twitter Has A New Topic To Troll

| Published on December 12, 2017

The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has banned the airing of condom ads on television from 6 am 10 pm. The decision has come a couple of months after the Advertising Standards Council of India had written to the Indian ministry for governing the timings of condom ads as they were getting a lot of complaints.


This step has been taken because some of the ads were “indecent and can impact children”, evoking strong reactions from companies and advertisers. The move has been made to avoid exposure of such provoking material for children.

The ministry, in its advisory, said, “all TV channels are hereby advised not to telecast the advertisements of condoms which are for a particular age group and could be indecent/ inappropriate for viewing by children”.


Raymond Group, which also owns the famous Kamasutra brand condemned the ban by saying “not all condom advertising is indecent, we follow the ASCI’s code on advertising and subject ourselves to deep internal scrutiny,”

A spokesperson from Reckitt Benckiser, which owns Durex, said that the company will comment once it receives official communication from the ministry.


Group chairman at advertising agency FCB India, Rohit Ohri, said the I&B ministry’s decision is a “misguided reform” which is triggered by the Sunny Leone ad for Manforce condom. “If the Sunny Leone advertisement is offensive, we should ban that advertisement and not regulate all condom advertising,” he said.

Twitter on this occasion was quick to react and they had all sort of answers. Have a look at some of the tweets below:

Trolling Patanjali for the ban

Reason for the population growth in India

I am so relieved, thanks.

Our children deserve to know about Sex and use of Condoms, no?

Do let us know what you think on this decision from Indian ministry.

Related Posts