Complaint filed under POCSO and IT act against circulation of Children’s porn in Twitter and other social sites.

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Mangaluru, October 10: In twitter and many social sites, children’s porn, animal sex videos are being circulated. In these recent days, the minor children are seen watching blue films in mobile phones and in cyber centres and circulating them. This will pose an adverse effect on the minds of children, hence the social sites and twitter containing children’s porn sites should be removed and to take actions against it, a delegation comprising of the representatives of various organizations in the city has filed a complaint, informed a social worker- an IT Engineer Santosh Kumar Samanth.

He informed that a FIR has been filed in connection to this at Pandeshwar police station. Director of Padi organization Renni D’Souza, Director of Prajna Counselling Centre Professor Hilda Rayappan, Children’s Help Line Mangaluru Childline-1098 organizing officer Yogish Malligemaadu, Nagaraj Panakaje, Asunta D’Souza, Psychiatrist and  representatives of various organizations, social workers were among the delegation, he said.

Using children in sexual activities or taking those videos and circulating them, showing sex pictures to the children, sending sex videos to the children’s twitter accounts, watching children’s porn videos, circulating them are all offences according to the law. But such sex video sites are functioning widely and no one has concern over this he said, these videos greatly impact on the minds of children. These will make the children to move in a wrong way and provoke them to indulge in serious crimes such as rape, he said.

Director of Padi organization Renni D’Souza said, the delegation met the District Superintendent of Police Dr S D Sharanappa, DCP Shantaraju and Pandeshwar circle Inspector Dinakar Shetty, ASI B Krishna and urged them to create awareness among the public’s and the officers and also take appropriate measures to ban such sites. A complaint will be sent to the Karnataka State Children’s Rights Commission, Human Rights Commission, the Home Ministry and the government to take appropriate action in this regard, he said.

With a view to build a healthy society and for the welfare of the children, the department has been urged to trace and take stringent actions against those persons as well as companies uploading children’s porn materials in social sites, he informed.

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