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Woman, Tired Of Porn-Addict Husband, Asks SC To Ban Such Sites

She claimed it destroyed her marriage.

16/02/2017 1:25 PM IST | Updated 16/02/2017 2:22 PM IST
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In a petition to the Supreme Court, a woman has sought a ban on all pornography sites, saying that her husband's addiction to porn had ruined her marriage, reported the Times of India.

The Mumbai-based woman said that she had been happily married for 30 years till 2015 when her husband took to watching porn and spent most of his time on the internet 'despite being the father of two children'.

She requested the apex court to take immediate steps to remove such obscene materials from the internet which were causing 'immense damage to family values in India'.

The woman, who is a social worker, said that she had seen many people whose lives had been destroyed over this addiction to porn and if her husband — who is an educated, grown man — can become addicted enough to cause his family to suffer, she can only imagine the kind of adverse affects it would have on the lives and minds of young people.

She blamed her husband's addiction on the easy availability of pornographic material on the internet and claimed that such websites were run 'with perversity to make money'.

Earlier, on 26 February, 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the government to look for ways to ban child pornography sites. The government had reiterated that it cannot control all pornography but can crackdown on child pornography.

According to the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology (IT) Act, the production and transmission of 'obscene' material is prohibited, but there is no explicit law against pornography and definitely not any prohibiting its consumption.

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