Stringent Laws Against ‘Revenge Porn Videos’ Shared On Social Media

The government is considering changes in the law to ensure stringent action against cyber crimes targeting women such as ‘revenge porn videos’ in the light of an increasing number of such incidents on social media.

With the ministry of women and child development (WCD) seeking a greater focus on cyber crime to crack down on online sexual abuse, the ministry is exploring ways to bridge the gap between existing IPC provisions and the Information Technology Act to deal with ‘revenge porn’.

With the ministry of women and child development (WCD) seeking a greater focus on cyber crime to crack down on online sexual abuse, the ministry is exploring ways to bridge the gap between existing IPC provisions and the Information Technology Act to deal with ‘revenge porn’.

Sharing of images or videos with sexual content without the consent of the person whose images or videos are put out on the internet has come to be referred to as ‘revenge porn’.

Sources said WCD minister Maneka Gandhi was particularly concerned about online sexual abuse, considering its severe impact on the victim, who is often left struggling to deal with public humiliation and has to fight to even get a case registered.

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