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WCD to move bill to widen Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act scope: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has decided to move a fresh bill to broaden the scope of the Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to cover and content in electronic form, the was told today.

The draft bill envisages constituting a centralised body headed by member secretary, the National Commission for Women, having representatives from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the (ASCI), the Press Council of (PCI) and one member with experience of working on women issues, told

In a written response, Gandhi said the ministry has taken the decision after taking into account the recent technological advancement in the field of communications such as

"The has decided to move a fresh bill to broaden the scope of the Indecent Representation of the Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to cover and content in electronic form," she said.

The act prohibits indecent representation of women through advertisements, publications, writings, paintings, figures or in any other manner.

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in December, 2012 which referred it to the department-related Parliament Standing Committee for consideration.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 17:55 IST
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