Wednesday, 16. April 2014
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An official government inquiry into India's rape crisis has ruled that networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are to blame for "corrupting" young people.
The inquiry panel - headed by a former High Court judge in Mumbai - says restraints should be placed on social networks to prevent "indecent" conversations.
"There should be restrictions on networking, Facebook, mobile phone and vulgar and indecent conversations and the exchange of pictures," states the report, submitted by chairman Justice Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari.
The report was commissioned following the rape and murder of a female student on a Delhi bus in December. Five men are currently standing trial in the case.
And last night (Thursday) police detained three men in Maharashtra over the rape and murder of three sisters.
The girls, aged six to 11, had been missing since 14 February.
Their bodies were found two days later in a well in their village in Bhandara district, 124 miles from Mumbai, said police.
The panel also suggests that India's courts should use Facebook and Twitter to name and shame anyone found guilty of a sexual assault.
And it blames Western cultural influences for a flood of "obscene" images in the media.
"Western countries have started to show men also in these advertisements. And in our country, this has started too.
"The law against the obscene depiction of women was created to curb this practice and for this reason this law must be implemented and further amendments must be made if required," the committee recommended.
The report also stated that anyone witnessing a rape without reporting it to police is guilty of aiding the rapists.
"Just being a mute spectator is a crime," it states.
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