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Govt mulling widening scope of Indecent Representation Act

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 15:32

New Delhi: The Government is considering inclusion of the Internet within the scope of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said on Friday.

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Tirath said the NCW had recommended several amendments in the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986, which were under the consideration of the Government.

The recommendations included, "widening the scope of the Act and extending its applicability to visual media and computer (including Internet)," Tirath informed the Lok Sabha.

"Creating a mechanism within the Act to ensure that the provision of the Act are implemented," is another of recommendations made by the NCW.

The NCW had also suggested "enhancing the term of imprisonment and fine on conviction to make it a more effective deterrent", she said.


First Published: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 15:31

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