Laws regarding Obscenity in India
Laws regarding Obscenity in India . A unique gesture of a person to present himself or his work makes someone or the whole society uncomfortable. But is the gesture really violating someone’s sentiments or it’s just a unique or new thought to express himself or his work? This difference in thinking makes the word obscenity obscure, so it is too difficult to know what really Obscene and what is not.
There are many laws in India to tackle Obscenity some laws were too old from colonial times, with roots in the Victorian era, but even after all these laws, it is too hard to differentiate what is obscene or what is not. All the laws discussed below:
Section 292 and 293 of IPC prohibit publication and sale of obscene books, pamphlets, inter alia representation which shall be deemed to be ‘lascivious or appeals to the prurient interests’, which can include obscene advertisements.
Section 294 prohibits obscene acts and songs. Whoever, to the annoyance of others:
Does any obscene act on any public premises, or Signs, recites or utters any obscene song, vulgar words, in or near any public place. shall be punished with the confinement of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.
Section 67(B) of the amendment is the turning point of the children’s movement in India which is against child pornography this law makes it clear that not only publication, and viewing but also possession of such pornographic content is punishable.
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