SC to hear plea seeking to check sex offence videos

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Wednesday continue its hearing in regard to Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO, (Non-governmental Organisation), Prajwala, seeking the intervention of the apex court to direct the Centre to take appropriate steps or guidelines on the issue of sexual violence. The apex court yesterday directed the Union Government, internet majors and other intermediaries to sit together to mull over technical ways to block and check sharing of videos of sexual offences on social networking sites. The Centre had earlier informed the court that it would set up a specialised agency mechanism to block and curb sharing of sexual offence videos on social networking platforms in order to check cyber crimes. The NGO also wants the apex court to stop it for a complete ban on spreading such incidents across via media and social networking sites. The apex court had earlier granted six months time to the committee dealing with the issue and to draft a comprehensive legislation to address all the important issues related to it. (ANI)