NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on all pornography sites and urged the authorities to take strict measures to prevent distribution of porn via methods that include file sharing.
The move by the association came after the government had last month backtracked on its decision to ban 857 porn websites, except child porn sites. The intervention application was filed by Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association secretary Prerna Kumari and will be heard on October 13, when the case of the main petitioner Kamlesh Vaswani will come up for hearing.
The petition states that, “Pornography corrupts the mind of the young generation, who tend to commit crimes against women/girls/children.
The easy availability of pornorgraphy through internet, CDs, porn videos/porn clippings are the root cause of most of the offences as well as crimes that are being committed against women/girls/children.”
The petition seeks the formulation of a National Policy on the issue of Pornography.