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Everything To Know About Laws Against Cyberbullying

BP World Bureau | May 11 2020 06:20:40 PM
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Cyberbullying has become more prevalent in the country and the recent controversies surrounding the 'Bois Locker Room', morphed images, and rape threats highlighted the severity of the issue.

Cyber-bullying is a crime under the Indian Penal Code and laws strictly punish people who commit these crimes. 

Section 67 deals with obscenity and those who publish obscene content using the electronic medium get punished. 

Sec 507 deals with anonymous criminal intimidation and Section 354 refers to outraging the modesty of a woman but Sec 354 does not apply to men.

Perpetrators who are below 18 years of age will be punished under to Juvenile Justice Act where the jail term is less than 3 years.

N.S. Nappinai, a lawyer at the Supreme Court of India, and founder of Cyber Saathi said in an interview with news portal that the biggest obstacle comes in the form of authorities. People who go to complain are often asked to leave out the issue and let it die down as opposed to filing a complaint.