Urgent need to ban porn websites: CJI

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Urgent need to ban porn websites: CJI
New Delhi, Jan 31: Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Sunday, Jan 31, said there was an urgent need to ban websites that circulate pornography and hate speeches.

Balakrishnan said, "The government can place bans on websites that exclusively circulate pornography and hate speeches. However, it would not be right to place a blanket ban on all categories of websites."

"Websites are created and updated for many useful purposes, but they can also be used to circulate offensive content such as pornography, hate speech and defamatory materials," he said at a Cyber Law Enforcement Programme and National Consultation meeting here.

He further said, "There has also been an upsurge in instances of financial fraud and cheating in relation to commercial transactions conducted online."

The CJI also noted, "There have been numerous reports of internet users receiving unsolicited e-mails which often contains obscene language and amounts to harassment."

"Women and minors who post their contact details become especially vulnerable since lumpen elements such as sex-offenders can use this information to target potential victims," he added.

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