New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) The National Commission of Women will sumbit a list of amendments to the government to make changes in the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act to include TV serials and obscene multi-media messages (MMS).
NCW chairperson Girija Vyas told reporters here that when the Act was enacted in 1986, TV serials portraying women were rare and mobile technology was not present. ''But now we have to ensure that people who send obscene MMS are punished...in TV serials what we see today is a women getting married three times in a year without getting a divorce from the first spouse. This trend needs to end,'' she said.
Soap operas of the 'saas-bahu' kind reinforce gender stereotypes.
This can be dangerous because they condition the thought process of the youth. Ads use provocative images of women to sell products that bear no relation to them. She said such influences need to be curbed.
The other recommendation to be submitted to the government by the end of July would include creation of a ''media watch committee'' comprising of eminent film personalities, producers and creative directors. The committee would monitor the TV and other advertisements and TV serials to ensure that the law is not breached.
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