SC Women Lawyers Association suggests hefty fee for viewing porn, revelation of user identity [Read Affidavit]

SC Women Lawyers Association suggests hefty fee for viewing porn, revelation of user identity [Read Affidavit]

The Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association has urged the Supreme Court for introduction of appropriate measures and regulations for curbing pornography viewing.

They also propose a ‘revenue generation model’ for the government whereby those willing to watch porn shall make an application, reveal their identity and also enter into an agreement. They are to be made to pay a hefty amount which SCWLA feel would act as a deterrent.

Establishing rehabilitation centers across India for those addicted to porn, and complete blocking of eight porn sites.

“Limited access to persons making request to visit porn sites, may be provided (like VPN gateway server, etc) with certain conditions like:Identity and age Verification, agreement that user has understood related laws and will abide by restrictions on download and sharing with any other person including adults or licensed users, Login and Password to authenticate user identity, Instead of making payment to the Service providers, the payment be made to the Government of India. It can be a great revenue generating model for the Government”, said the suggestions filed by the SCWLA General Secretary and settled by senior lawyer Mahalakshmi Pavani.

The suggestions were filed as per a direction of the court on February 26 during the hearing of the porn base case Kamlesh Vaswani vs Union of India in which SCWLA had impleaded themselves.

Banning of gruesome, violent sex pornographic material, installation of Jammers inside school premises and in school buses to prevent access of pornographic sites on the cell phones by driver or anyone who is in charge of the children in the Buses are some of other demands.

“Pavani, learned senior counsel would submit that this Court may think of directing the Central Government to prohibit watching pornographic materials in any form at public places. Ms. Pinky Anand, learned Additional Solicitor General submitted that as far as the child pornography is concerned, exercise has been undertaken and the Central Government shall come with the scheme so that appropriate directions in that regard can be issued. The petitioners are at liberty to give their suggestions to Ms. Pinky Anand so that she can pass it on to the competent authority of the Central Government”, a bench headed by justice Dipak Misra had said.

Read the affidavit here.