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Online Abusers of Women

  Feb 14, 2022

Online Abusers of Women

Q What is the context  ?

A Taking cognizance of multiple complaints that photographs of women had been posted on a mobile app for fake auctions, the police in Delhi and Mumbai have registered cases.
Q What is the controversy?

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Q How much is the extent of Online Abuse of Women ?

  1. Sharing embarrassing and cruel content about a person to impersonation
  2. Stalking and electronic surveillance
  3. Nonconsensual use of photography
  4. Violent threats and hate speech
  5. Defamation
  6. Flaming- use of vitriolic and hostile messages including threats, insults
  7. Trolling

Q What is the recent controversy: A critical case of abuse ?

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Q What are Legal provisions against such Crimes ?

A For making arrests, the police have invoked Sections 153A, 153B, 295A, 354D, 500 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.

Penalty for such crime

Q What are the other provisions related to cybercrimes?

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Q What are the responsibilities of intermediaries like social media platforms?

Q What are additional steps been taken ?

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Q What can be Way forward ?

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