Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tulir Hoarding Campaign - Nov. 2007

Information and Communication Technologies are changing the contours of sexual crime against children. The Ministry of Information Technology however has countered the reccomendations of the Standing Parlimentray Committee for the Draft Bill of Amendments to the IT Act, that a separate definition of child pornography (child abuse images) be included in the Bill, by stating that the existing definition of pornography is adequate. It is a different matter altogether that Sec 292 IPC is circa the 19th century with a slight amendment a few years ago, and that thers is still no definitive definition of pornography in the laws of our land. And if nothing else, viewing or possesing images of two adults engaging in sexual behaviour cannot be compared to the same with images of a child being raped!!

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