Bhubaneshwar, May 14 (ANI): Authorities in Orissa have officially issued warnings to young women to avoid entering physical relationships with their boyfriends after a series of such incidents were converted into sex videos.
Debauched boyfriends secretly filmed their partners and sold it as pornographic material. Some shared it on the Internet.
This triggered a spate of suicide attempts by hapless women. One student in Cuttack has already committed suicide.
The police have since raided video shops and confiscated several such CDs.
"It is a serious concern and we need to act fast," the chairperson of the Orissa State Women's Commission, Jyoti Panigrahi, told the BBC, adding that the campaign is targeted at college students.
Non-governmental organisations working on women's issues will also be involved in the campaign.
Ms Panigrahi said parents needed to monitor the movements of their daughters and keep an eye on their activities and friends.
Lawyers in Kamakshanagar have held a protest rally demanding the immediate arrest of the "boyfriends" involved.
"There is also an urgent need to amend the law to give stringent punishment in such cases," activist Anuradha Mohanty told the BBC. (ANI)