Child pornography is the most heinous crime in today’s world and is the base crime which has led to an increase in sex tourism and sexual abuse of the child.
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO)
It is the act executed by the government of India which helped the children from being a victim of sexual assault or getting sexually exploited and also punished the offenders who use such children for exploiting them sexually.
punishment for Obscenity
Under section 292, first conviction for such transfer of Obscenity shall end up convict in jail for a term of 2 years and a fine of Rs 2000 and for subsequent conviction, five years of jail or Rs. 5000 as fine or both.
The term means usage of child in any such form, such as advertisement on tv channels, internet or any other electronic form or via print media, for sexual gratification. This includes representation of sexual organs, usage of a child in real for sexual act or indecent or obscene representation of child.
A person who is liable to store such child pornographic material for commercial purpose in any form shall be punished with imprisonment for three years or fine.
CASm stands for child Sexually Abuse Material and refers to material containing sexual image in any form, of a child who is abused sexually of which publishing electronically is termed as punishable under section 67B of IT Act.
One can provide the evidence while filing a complaint on the Portal like Brochure, Pamphlet, URL of a Webpage, Chat transcript, Video, Image, Suspect mobile number screenshot if such illicit video or MMS have been received via phone number