Condom ads OK, but 'no' to sex provocation: Barkha Singh

Former chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla Singh on Friday said that she had no objection to the advertisements of condom but there should not be provocation of sex.

Last Updated: Sep 04, 2015, 10:10 AM IST
Condom ads OK, but 'no' to sex provocation: Barkha Singh

New Delhi: Former chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla Singh on Friday said that she had no objection to the advertisements of condom but there should not be provocation of sex.

That`s what we are objecting to, said Singh.

Singh had on Thursday condemned the advertisement of condom featuring Sunny Leone, saying it serves “immorality and bad practices” to the people and urged government to immediately withdraw the commercial from TV.

“…The shabby, ugly or immoral way the actress seduces or sexually provokes a man in the advertisement to use condoms is nothing but serving immorality and bad practice to the audience of the country which is not acceptable in a country of moral values, ethics, religious values and spiritualism renowned as abode of gods around the globe,” Singh said.

Expressing “anguish” about the “highly immoral and deplorable” advertisement, Singh had urged the Minister of State for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to immediately withdraw the advertisement from TV channels.

Earlier, Communist Party of India's national secretary Atul Kumar Anjan had claimed that Sunny's condom advertisement will trigger the tendency among men to commit rapes and that it was developing sexuality and ruining sensibilities.

Sunny is a former pornstar who is a full-fledged actress today, famous for her explicit scenes in films.

(With Agency inputs)