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Worried About Husband's Porn Addiction, Woman Urges Supreme Court To Ban Porn Sites

She has contended that if her husband being a well educated and matured person can fall prey to pornography, then youth could face severe consequences of the same.

Worried About Husband's Porn Addiction, Woman Urges Supreme Court To Ban Porn Sites
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Worried About Husband's Porn Addiction, Woman Urges Supreme Court To Ban Porn Sites
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2017-02-17T17:53:24+05:30

Worried about her husband’s addiction to porn, a woman has urged the Supreme Court to ban porn sites in the country.

The petitioner, a resident of Mumbai, said that they were happily married for 30 years till 2015 when her husband started getting addicted to online pornography. She has pleaded the court to direct the Centre to take immediate steps to ban such obscene sites, reports The Times of India.

She has contended that if her husband being a well educated and matured person can fall prey to pornography, then youth could face severe consequences of the same.

Indians who watch porn online spend an average eight minutes, 22 seconds per visit, compared with a world average of eight minutes, 56 seconds, reportedBBC. “Sunny Leone is the most popular porn star in India and the next most popular search terms are: Indian, Lisa Ann, Indian wife, Indian bhabhi. And a quarter of Pornhub's users in India are female, just above the world average of 23%.”

The newspaper reported that, in her petition, she said,"My husband has of late become a addict of porn and spends a lot of his precious time watching pornography which is now-a-days is easily accessible through the internet. As a result my husband has fallen prey to this addiction of watching pornographic videos and pictures which has made my husband's mind perverted and ruined my matrimonial life."

In a reply to another petition filed by Indore-based advocate Kamlesh Vaswani in December 2016, the Centre had said that blocking all websites with pornographic content in the country is not possible and it would cause more harm as literary content containing such words would also not be available for public on Internet.

Vaswani had pleaded that although watching obscene videos was not an offence, pornographic sites should be banned as they were one of the major causes behind crime against women.

In February 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to suggest ways to ban child pornography in all forms in the country saying that the nation cannot "afford to carry on any experiment" in the name of "liberty or freedom of speech and expression".

It had asked the Centre to seek advice from the experts and suggestions from the National Commission for Women (NCW) on banning of websites dealing with adult and child pornography. 

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