SC Gives More Time to Govt’s Steps to Curb Child Pornography
The government, after passing an order blocking 450 child porn websites in 2014, revoked it later.
The Supreme Court on 28 March 2016 gave the government more time to suggest ways and means to block child pornography in all its all forms. The apex court was told that due to Holi holidays, the required meeting of officials with National Commission for Women (NCW) could not take place.
Granting two weeks’ time, a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh asked the government to address the submission by the petitioner Kamlesh Vaswani. The government, after passing an order blocking 450 child porn websites in 2014, revoked it later.
Asking the government to suggest ways to curb child pornography, the apex court in its last hearing on 26 February had said it could, if it wanted, seek suggestions from the National Commission for Women and “we are sure the said Commission would give its suggestions to the Union of India”.
The apex court had also said that “innocent children cannot be made prey to these kind of painful situations, and a nation, by no means, can afford to carry any kind of experiment with its children in the name of liberty and freedom of expression”.
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