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The perversive act of voyeurism: A shadow crime that is turning virulent

The criminalization of voyeurism in the Indian Penal Code, 1860, specifically under Section 354C, has the potential to increase the protections afforded to women in our society. However, execution of legislation protecting women remains embarrassingly lax, and police across the nation must concentrate on locating the source of crime. The media and law enforcement also need to do more; the former should raise public awareness of the problem, while the latter should investigate and prosecute offenders. Unfortunately, they have both failed in their duties.

In a recent order, the Supreme Court called for a severe implementation of Section 354C of IPC against electronic media who frequently broadcast private photographs. These remarks were made in the backdrop of the media broadcasting photographs of sex workers with their clients while reporting rescue operations.

Source: Barandbench

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