Pornography Laws in India- Be aware of your deeds!

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Be aware! of your deeds in the next 3minutes of reading we will be introducing you to the laws for pornography in India. Are you violating laws?Pornography in India is a very common cause seen everywhere. Pornographic content is easily available in print magazines. But it is primarily and mostly viewed by the use of the internet. 

And while looking vividly into this matter it can be transparently seen that the use of the internet for this pornographic means is increasing day by day. And this increase is lifted by the increase in the prevalence of the growing use of smartphones with the internet. 

Although this growth is the increased access by the public and its utter disclosure on different websites for the growth of viewership. But apart from that pornography remain muted and considered taboo to date in many parts of India.

There is no intact law present in India on this issue of pornography. But apart from that, some laws are related to objection and punishment related to pornography. These laws are:

1.Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. (Section 292)
2. Sale, etc., of obscene objects to a young person(Section 293) 
3. Any Assault or any Criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty(Section 354)
4. Stalking(Section 354D)
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1) Sale, etc., of obscene books, etc. (Section 292)

Section 292 of the Indian Penal Code states that “Something” can be meant to be obscene if it is full of lust or if it leads to downgrading and making the other person look in a bad or corrupt light. 

The punishment given for the first conviction can extend up to two years of imprisonment. And a fine levied up to not less than Rs. 2000. And then the second conviction can extend up to five years of imprisonment with a fine levied up to not less than Rs. 5000.

2) Sale, etc., of obscene objects to a young person (section 293) 

Section 293 of the Indian Penal Code states that anyone who sells, distributes or collates to any of the people whose age is below 20 years (any such obscene object as re-referred in the last section) shall be punished. 

The punishment provided for the first conviction can extend to at least three years of imprisonment and a fine of up not less than Rs. 2000. And for the second conviction, the punishment can extend up to a term of seven years of imprisonment with a fine up to not less than Rs. 5000.

3) Any Assault or any Criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty (Section 354) 

Section 354 of the IPC speaks that if the modesty of women is being outraged has also stated the same in the subsection 354A of the same IPC. This section is mainly related to the forcible show of pornography against the free will of a woman. Here the punishment for this conviction can extend to a jail term up to at least 3 years of imprisonment. Or with a fine or can be both in cases. 

4) Stalking (Section 354D) 

Section 354D of the IPC speaks thoroughly about the offense of pornography.

This is mainly related to the collection of pictures or, videos of any girl or woman from their respective social media handles or accounts. 

The punishment for the first conviction could extend up to a jail term of at least three years of imprisonment(five years of jail term could be extended on second conviction). And other than that a fine levy upon the conviction.

Conclusion

So from the above, it is pretty clear that how pornography is still treated in India. Although in many advanced countries pornography has been legalized much time before. But in India, it is considered taboo just because of the retarded thought process of the people present over here. But it has its reasons too.  

People here in India making pornography a tool are using it to destroy and harm the modesty of many innocent girl children or women.

This is one of the basic reasons why pornography is still illegal in India. 

It is also found in cases that it is one of the reasons for rapes happening around in India. So due to all this some laws related to pornography came into existence. As said before, they may not be intact but they are quite helpful in handling these situations which are harmful to society.

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