Women rights against cyber crime in India

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Chandigarh University case

The entire nation was recently shaken by the Chandigarh University case, in which a female is accused of leaking MMS of 60 girls bathing. Nearly 8 attempts at suicide were also made by the victims.

Cyber crime

With the rise of social media usage, it’s important for everyone and especially girls to know their rights against cyber crime.

Cyber laws for women

Sections 66E, 67, 67A, and 67B of the IT Act, as well as Sections 354D, 465, 471, 499, 500, and 509 of the Indian Penal Code, all address numerous instances of cybercrime against women.

Section 66E of the IT act

This section discusses the act of taking, disseminating, or transmitting a person's private area image without their consent. Offender faces a maximum 3 year prison, a fine of up to two lakh rupees.

Section 67 of the IT act

This section addresses the electronic transmission or publication of obscene material. A term of up to 3 years in prison & a fine of up to five lakh rupees is imposed for the first conviction.

Section 67 of the IT act

a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 10 lakh rupees is imposed for any consecutive convictions.

Section 67A of the IT act

Addresses the electronic publication of material with sexually explicit acts. First conviction, 5 years in prison & a fine of up to 10 lakh rupees, 7 years in prison for subsequent convictions.

Section 67 B of the IT act

This section addresses the electronic publication or transmission of content that shows children involved in sexually explicit acts, etc.

Indecent Representation Of Women (Prohibition) Bill, 2012

regulates and forbids the obscene portrayal of women in publications, commercials, and other forms of media.

Section 354 D OF Indian Penal code

This section deals with stocking. Cyber stalking is the use of information and communication technologies by an individual, a group or an organisation to threaten an individual or more.

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