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Rajya Sabha pushes petition to check Cyber Pornography

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9 Aug 2013 11:45 AM GMT
Rajya Sabha pushes petition to check Cyber Pornography
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The Committee on Petitions of Rajya Sabha, under the Chairmanship of Bhagat Singh Koshyari, MP, Rajya Sabha, is considering a petition seeking to put a check on Cyber Pornography by amending the IT Act, 2000.

The petition is signed by Jainacharya Vijaya Ratnasundersuriji and three others and countersigned by Vijay J. Darda, MP, Rajya Sabha. It has been argued in the petition that more than two-third of the India's population is below of 35 years which is getting digressed, distorted and distressed on account of the growing free sex culture through cyber pornography. Cyber pornography is detrimental for adolescent children and adults as it gives rise to various types of problems of psycho-physical nature, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and sexual deformities. The petition has also argued that Cyber Pornography has given rise to sexual exploitation of children and raised the alarm that with advancement of technology, porn sites have become more accessible leading to various types of social and medical problems as well as perpetration of crime. In this connection, the petition calls for amendment in IT Act 2000, so as to make pornography on computer/mobile a crime entailing severe punishment to the producers, distributers and viewers of such sites.


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