Content providers often move from one blocked site to another to circulate sexually explicit content which makes detection difficult.

Extremely difficult to curb violent porn due to insatiable lust of Indian men CBI to SCImage for representation
news Friday, October 09, 2015 - 10:02

The CBI on Thursday told the Supreme Court that under the existing set-up, it is extremely difficult to curb the circulation of violent cyber pornography as there is a high demand for such content from the "domineering male population" in India that has an “insatiable lust and penchant for salacious material", reported The Times of India.

According to the report, the CBI in an affidavit said that it was a “bitter, ironic truth that paradigmatic advances in the realm of information and communications have provided a new dimension to crimes of rape/gang rape across the country".

Content providers often move from one blocked site to another to circulate sexually explicit content which makes detection difficult. This apart, police action can often be limited in such cases by state jurisdictions, the investigation agency said.

The CBI has asked the apex court to make it a pan-India agency to probe cyber sex offences. It said, “Since it appears that most of the offenders operate from foreign jurisdictions, it is felt that CBI, having the highest institutional experience and expertise in pursuing trans-jurisdictional investigations, can take up these investigations suo motu."

The agency also suggested that “an officer from the CBI should be posted with internet service providers/social networking sites to facilitate and expedite prevention, detection and prosecution of such crimes", the report added.

"Rape and gang rape," the agency in its affidavit said, "represent the oldest and longest continuing instances of a criminal man's inhumanity against women. Committing such abhorrent crimes, recording them and disseminating them across the world through internet-enabled media serve to titillate and indirectly embolden other males to commit such heinous crimes. These not only add to the misery of existing victims but also endanger and threaten the safety of other innocent women and children.

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