November 26, 2022

23 thoughts on “OBSCENITY- AN OFFENCE UNDER THE INDIAN LEGAL SYSTEM

  1. It is well written and have a good flow in it but more information should be provided like which sections talk about obscenity and its punishment under different acts.

  2. The effective work done under this article is appreciable as to find out the specific issue and than providing related provisions makes it a very good article as the relevancy to the Constitution of India and other laws make it effective.

  3. The Article is very adequate and the Judiciary should take strict and immediate action against it.

  4. Again, as I had mentioned in another article on obscenity, the term is very vague. There is a fine line between what is considered art and what is obscene and it’s only at an individual level that one interpretation can work.

    1. The Article focuses on the aspect of the law regarding obscenity, but the correctness or the applicability of this law should be under question. As stated by Sayantani Rakshit the interpretation of the law varies with different individual and one must note, what does one consider to be obscene and what does the community consider to be obscene which are factors that must be taken in consideration while reviewing this law.

      Lastly, making obscenity seem shameful or a topic of societal shame would deter efforts made by victims of obscenity. Promotion of shame in this regard must not take place and awareness campaigns about such acts must be undertaken at a regional level.

  5. The Article throws light on the neglected or the easy taken part of the internet. This is something to be concerned about. Correctly said that ” lot of people using it”, Yes because of the lack of awareness.

  6. The Article focuses on the aspect of the law regarding obscenity, but the correctness or the applicability of this law should be under question. As stated by Sayantani Rakshit the interpretation of the law varies with different individual and one must note, what does one consider to be obscene and what does the community consider to be obscene which are factors that must be taken in consideration while reviewing this law.

    Lastly, making obscenity seem shameful or a topic of societal shame would deter efforts made by victims of obscenity. Promotion of shame in this regard must not take place and awareness campaigns about such acts must be undertaken at a regional level.

  7. It is indeed a very informative and a very well written article. The Learned writer has very nicely cited case laws and the laws which deal with Obscenity in India. I liked how the writer has elaborated on how the Constitution of India, the Indian Penal Code, the Information Technology Act and the Indecent representation of women act govern and deal with obscenity in India. It is true, that a lot of cases dealing with obscenity have severely risen in India, and this article however, does not exactly throw light upon the recent events that have taken place, like, for instance, the boys locker room case. It is unimaginable as to how school going kids imbibe such thoughts in their minds and even decide to talk obscenely about women and girls. I believe, the writer should have thrown some light upon the same. But, all in all, the article is worth a read.

  8. The article did cover basic laws which most of us didn’t know , neither put in efforts to look up for , but it could have been proof read once and also should’ve been a little more understandable

  9. This article is quite informative about the serious issue concerning obscenity. It mentions the two tests and also about the legislations in the Indian legal system which deals with this issue. This issue is of great concern because it is a kind of mental harassment that should be avoided. The cases as boys’ locker rooms are inconvenient for our society and needed to be addressed.

  10. A very well written and well structured article. the best article i have read till now. It briefly mentions various case laws, statute, tests of Obscenity and provisions dealing with Obscenity in India. it also taken into account the recent cases. It is appreciating how the author has shown obscenity under the light of Constitution of India and connected it with concepts like decency and morality.

  11. This is piece of writing which should be appreciated as the same has brought a serious concern to the serious issue of obscenity as the one dealt under Indian Legal System. The article enlightens the readers about obscenity dealt under cyber crimes. Obscenity dealt here is under IPC, IT ACT, 2000, INDIAN CONSTITUTION, etc. Obscenity is not only limited to this particular area but at last also has to do a lot with people living in society, the ethics and values in society. Not even obscenity but there are many such offences may be in light or hidden happen in our surroundings from day to day, may they be with anyone. The cases dealt add star to the article for better interpretation.The article at the end note brings a lot of awareness to the readers……

  12. This article clearly defines the meaning of obscenity. And also give the information of provisions under the Indian law regarding obscenity.

  13. While publication of obscene content without permission of the person in it, done by intension, should be punished harshly, on the other hand, it should be seen as the society at large that many ancient temples display the art form of painting such scriptures and an example of such is Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh. The art form should be recognised as it was done by the Honarable Supreme Court in the case of A Abbas v UOI in 1971.

  14. very well done Mam.Very interesting topic and explained to understand with ease.Also i gained new knowledge and learned new word “obscene”. Thank you mam for giving your best practices to write this articles and provide such important information.

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