The recently-released committee report noted that "most online child sexual abuse materials are hosted by sites created outside India. The dynamic nature of these websites and URLs make them hard to track and block. At present, India does not have a centralized mechanism to track online child sexual abuse imageries or pornography."
The UK watchdog segregates the URLs into three groups: content showing penetrative sexual assault of a child, non-penetrative sexual assault and pictures of children in sexual poses and other offensive imagery.
India banned around 850 websites citing the Supreme Court's directions to address the menace of pornography, especially child pornography, in 2015. A hotline which was started to receive complaints last September received 426 complaints related to child pornography from users over a period of six months.
The highest number of sites containing child pornography was traced back to the US, followed by Russia and France.