Cases reported under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act,

By | February 26, 2016

Cases reported under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986

As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data which is available upto 2014, a total of 895, 453, 141, 362 and 47 cases were reported in the country under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 during last five year i.e 2010, 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively which show a mixed trend.

On the basis of recommendation made by the National Commission for Women, the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012 containing certain amendments including broadening the scope of law to cover audio visual media and material in electronic form and strengthening penalty provisions was introduced in Rajya Sabha and Rajya Sabha referred the Bill to Parliamentary Standing Committee. The observation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee is under examination in the Ministry.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source Ministry of Women and Child Development 26-February, 2016

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