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Nepal to block pornographic content amid rising rape statistics

ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2018 10:38 IST

Nepal to block pornographic content amid rising rape statistics .
Kathmandu [Nepal], Sep 22 (ANI): The Government of Nepal on Friday said it would block the publication and dissemination of pornographic content in the nation, citing an increase in incidents of rape .
The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape .
"The Criminal Code 2071 article 121 and other prevalent laws prohibit the production and dissemination of sexually obscene contents . In order to prevent the access of such content through electronic media, the need of pulling down such websites inside Nepal has become necessary," the release from the ministry stated .
Nepal has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of rape cases over the past weeks .
The decision of the Nepal government to ban pornographic content comes amid the rising rage against the government's failure to identify the perpetrators who allegedly raped and murdered a schoolgirl in Southern Plain of Nepal recently . (ANI)

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