Ministry of Women and Child Development
azadi ka amrit mahotsav g20-india-2023

Child Pornography

Posted On: 10 DEC 2021 3:57PM by PIB Delhi

As per the data provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the State/UT-wise Cases Registered(CR), Cases Charge sheeted(CCS), Cases Convicted(CON), Cases in which Trials Completed (CTC), Conviction Rate (CVR), Persons Arrested(PAR), Persons Charge sheeted(PCS) and Persons Convicted(PCV) under Cyber Pornography/Hosting or Publishing Obscene Sexual Materials depicting children under Cyber Crimes against Children during 2018-2020 is at Annexure.

Government has taken the following steps to tackle crime against children:

  1. Section 67B of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 provides stringent punishment for publishing, transmitting or viewing Child sexual abuse material online.
  1. The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 empower the users of Intermediaries and makes the social media platforms accountable for their safety. The Rules require the intermediaries to adopt a robust grievance redressal mechanism including time-bound disposal of grievances. The Intermediaries need to convey their terms and conditions which must include communication to users not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that is inter alia harmful, defamatory, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, harm minors in any way or are otherwise unlawful. Intermediaries are also expected to remove any information violative of any law in India as and when brought to their knowledge either through a court order or through a notice by an appropriate government or its authorised agency. The Rules also require Significant Social media Intermediary (SSMI) to endeavour to deploy technology based measures to proactively identify child sexual abuse material.

(iii) Government periodically blocks the websites containing extreme child sexual abuse material (CSAM) based on INTERPOL’s “worst of list” received through Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the national nodal agency for Interpol in India.

(iv)   Government has issued an order to concerned Internet Service Providers (ISPs) ordering them to implement Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), UK or Project Arachnid, Canada list of CSAM websites/webpages on a dynamic basis and block access to such child pornography webpages/websites.

  1. MeitY through a program, namely, Information Security Education & Awareness (ISEA), has been creating awareness among users including women and children highlighting the importance of digital safety while using Internet. A dedicated website for information security awareness (https://www.infosecawareness.in) provides relevant awareness material.

(vi)  The National Commission for Protection of Child (NCPCR) has developed information, education and communication (IEC) material to support the Centre and State Government for dissemination of information and awareness on POCSO Act 2012. It is also available on the website of NCPCR. Since March, 2020, NCPCR has organized different online programs of awareness generation on various aspects of Child sexual abuse and POCSO Act through consultations, webinars, etc.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 was enacted to Protect the  Children from Offences of sexual Assault, Sexual harassment and pornography with due regard for safeguarding the interest and well being of children. The POCSO) Act was amended in 2019 to include the definition of child pornography under Section 2(da). Further, Section 14 of the Act provides for strict punishment for using child for pornographic purposes and Section 15 prescribes punishment for storing or possessing of pornographic material involving child for transmitting or propagating or displaying or distributing in any manner at any time except for the purpose of reporting or for use as evidence in the Court.

Further, The Information Technology Act, 2000 also provides a legal framework for addressing all types of prevailing cyber crimes as reported in the country.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Annexure

 

State/UT-wise Cases Registered(CR), Cases Chargesheeted(CCS), Cases Convicted(CON), Cases in which Trials Completed (CTC), Conviction Rate (CVR), Persons Arrested(PAR), Persons Chargesheeted(PCS) and Persons Convicted(PCV) under Cyber Pornography/Hosting or Publishing Obscene Sexual Materials depicting children under Cyber Crimes against Children during 2018-2020

SL

State/UT

2018

2019

2020

CR

CCS

CON

CTC

CVR

PAR

PCS

PCV

CR

CCS

CON

CTC

CVR

PAR

PCS

PCV

CR

CCS

CON

CTC

CVR

PAR

PCS

PCV

1

Andhra Pradesh

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

-

2

1

0

15

0

0

0

-

2

0

0

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

Assam

1

0

0

0

-

1

0

0

6

2

0

0

-

5

3

0

21

6

0

0

-

6

10

0

4

Bihar

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

5

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

-

2

3

0

3

3

0

0

-

5

5

0

6

Goa

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

7

Gujarat

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

-

4

4

0

8

Haryana

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

-

5

3

0

16

8

0

0

-

11

10

0

9

Himachal Pradesh

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

8

1

0

0

-

1

1

0

17

5

0

0

-

9

6

0

10

Jharkhand

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

11

Karnataka

2

0

0

0

-

2

0

0

2

1

0

0

-

3

1

0

122

10

0

0

-

31

10

0

12

Kerala

18

8

1

1

100.0

14

8

1

27

9

0

0

-

22

14

0

101

26

0

0

-

103

27

0

13

Madhya Pradesh

1

1

0

0

-

1

1

0

8

9

0

0

-

13

10

0

20

14

0

0

-

17

21

0

14

Maharashtra

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

6

4

0

0

-

3

4

0

123

31

0

0

-

56

38

0

15

Manipur

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

1

0

0

3

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

16

Meghalaya

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

17

Mizoram

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

18

Nagaland

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

19

Odisha

7

7

0

0

-

7

7

0

2

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

71

46

0

0

-

77

77

0

20

Punjab

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

8

8

0

0

-

8

8

0

21

Rajasthan

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

3

1

1

100.0

8

8

3

6

4

0

0

-

9

9

0

22

Sikkim

1

1

0

0

-

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0.0

0

0

0

23

Tamil Nadu

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

-

2

1

0

28

5

0

0

-

11

5

0

24

Telangana

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

-

7

0

0

25

Tripura

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

26

Uttar Pradesh

8

4

0

0

-

8

7

0

25

23

1

1

100.0

37

37

1

161

99

0

0

-

12

147

0

27

Uttarakhand

1

1

0

0

-

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

11

4

0

0

-

4

4

0

28

West Bengal

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

 

TOTAL STATE(S)

42

22

1

1

100.0

36

26

1

102

58

2

2

100.0

104

86

4

735

270

0

1

0.0

372

381

0

29

A&N Islands

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

-

0

2

0

30

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

31

D&N Haveli and Daman & Diu+

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

32

Delhi

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

33

Jammu & Kashmir*

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

34

Ladakh

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

35

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

36

Puducherry

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

 

TOTAL UT(S)

2

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

-

0

0

0

3

2

0

0

-

0

2

0

 

TOTAL (ALL INDIA)

44

22

1

1

100.0

36

26

1

103

58

2

2

100.0

104

86

4

738

272

0

1

0.0

372

383

0

                                                       

 

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