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Irked with husband’s addiction, woman files plea in SC to ban porn websites

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 16, 2017, 3:20 pm IST
Updated Feb 16, 2017, 3:22 pm IST
The petitioner said, if the addiction could harm her husband and their marriage of 30 years, it could damage the youth irreparably.
Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: In a petition filed in the Supreme Court, a Mumbai-based woman has claimed that her matrimonial life is being damaged because of her husband's addiction to pornography, and contended that every porn website should be banned, because of the damage it can cause to the youth of the country.

The husband, a man of 55 and father of two children, developed the addiction to pornographic material despite being well-educated and in his advancing years, a media report stated.

 

The petitioner, a social worker by profession said, if the addiction could harm her husband and their marriage of 30 years, it could damage the psychological health of youth irreparably.

"I and my children are suffering as a result of porn addiction of my husband. I am unfortunately a victim of matrimonial dispute resulting out of porn addiction of my husband. I have also during my work as social worker come across people who have been adversely affected because of free and easy availability of porn content all over the internet," she said.

 

"Easy access of violent and hardcore porn websites is causing immense damage to family values in India. People of all ages are becoming perverted and morally bankrupt due to porn addiction. My husband is in his advancing years but still, he has gone astray due to porn addiction, imagine what this addiction can do to the innocent minds of youth and children," she was quoted as saying.

The apex court had already asked the Centre to block all websites displaying child pornography and said the excuse of technical issues would not be considered as a ground for non-compliance of the court order.

 

The SC has further suggested that the government should consult Information Technology experts to devise means to block child porn websites.

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