Porn-forwarding could get you 7 years in jail (in India)

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Sharing porn or lewd photos is encouraged amongst prisoners

India’s government is trying to amend the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986. The act currently prohibits the indecent representation of women (which you should have guessed based on the name of the Act) through advertisements, publications, writing, paintings etc.

The proposed amendments could be sending people who send pornography or other obscene images digitally to jail for up to seven years.

The law currently only applies to print media and does not consider the possibilities of internet (the internet was, of course, very unpopular in 1986).

Threatening porn forwarders with jail time just doesn’t seem right. Literally everyone at one point in their lives sends a cool naked picture to a friend. How can India’s police force arrest 1.2 billion people for forwarding porn?

These new amendments really are curious when you consider that Sunny Leone, a former porn star, is now one of the nation’s biggest stars. Could the Indian government be trying to salvage what’s left of India’s moral fiber by making these amendments? Or maybe it was just time to acknowledge that the internet is not just some fad and it had to be included into the legislation.

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Published on: October 15, 2012

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