Is India Becoming a Nation of Porn and Prostitutes?

Teacher:  Girl, who is your role model’? Girl: Ma’am, Indrani Mukharjee! Teacher: (Shocked) ! Why? …

Teacher:  Girl, who is your role model’?

Girl: Ma’am, Indrani Mukharjee!

Teacher: (Shocked) ! Why? 

Girl:  See Ma’am, Abdul Kalam passed away, no debate. Sania won Wimbledon, 10 minutes coverage. 4/5 toppers in IAS are women, do you even know? Indian women hockey team got entry in Olympics after 20 years have you ever heard? Have you ever seen any interview from Indra Nooyi …Chanda Kochchar…???

Look at Indrani Mukharjee, they are covering every details of her life, how much struggle she had to go through, how ambitious she is, how beautiful she looked….how many husbands she had…what companies she ran…I am inspired the way I see in TV…Ma’am I want to become full cover story like Indrani Mukharjee ..!

–  A message circulating in Social Media

There won’t be any harm if one replaces Indrani Mukherjee with Sunny Leone in above message, along with corresponding attributes.

Indrani Mukherjea

In these pages, I had written an article “Choosing between Porn, Prostitution and Murder” (http://indiafacts.co.in/choosing-porn-prostitution-murder/) exactly a year ago. I had observed that “it is difficult to fathom that there are Indian girls (not counting statistical errors) who grow up with an aspiration to become porn stars or prostitutes.

The article was about life of Shweta Basu, Shruthi Chandralekha and Sunny Leone and their image in society. My fear was that society is giving wrong options to the young girls of this nation.

To an extent, Shweta Basu and Shruti Chandralekha were victims of circumstances also, but sunny Leone’s choice was of her making and she is proud of it. And unfortunately, in last one year, its Sunny Leone who has come out as a winner among the three.

Sunny Leone takes credit for the mainstreamising of porn, saying: “My presence on Bigg Boss has empowered a lot of people to be open about their sexuality.” …… Leone has certainly benefitted financially: she says 80 per cent of her web traffic and 60 per cent of her “high six figures” revenue now comes from India. (http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/samira-shackle/2012/08/rise-porn-india)

Government, Court, Media, Activist and Porn

In the article I had also mentioned “For the media and film industry, porn and prostitution are hard cash in the form of advertisements and indirect cash in the form of readers and viewers. The economics of porn and prostitution has been extensively covered in the media albeit without saying how much the media makes by peddling it.

In the same article I had urged government to take corrective actions. But every step of the government to preserve the sanctity of society is hounded in the name of freedom of expression, mostly by the feminist.

This was evident when the government blocked access to 857 websites hosting pornographic content. The reaction in India was described by BBC as “but not even the government could have predicted the scale and level of outrage that the order unleashed as Indians heaped criticism and scorn on the move.”

Most probably because of the outcry in media by few individuals, both the government and Supreme Court of India didn’t find anything wrong in watching porn and backed out from the ban. As per media reports, following are the view of government and the Honorable Supreme Court respectively:

Government’s view:

“Two persons watching something in their bedroom can’t be penalised … we cannot be present in everyone’s bedroom,” attorney general Mukul Rohatgi told a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, who was hearing a petition seeking curbs on porn portals. He said a larger debate was required in society or in Parliament on blocking porn sites.

Honorable Supreme Court’s view:

“It is an issue for the government to deal with. Can we pass an interim order directing blocking of all adult websites? And let us keep in mind the possible contention of a person who could ask what crime have I committed by browsing adult websites in private within the four walls of my house. Could he not argue about his right to freedom to do something within the four walls of his house without violating any law?” the Bench headed by Justice Dattu had said.

So it boiled down to the fact that porn is “good” if it is within four walls. Well if there can be ‘good Taliban’ I am sure there can be ‘good Porn’.

Ran Gavrieli

I will take this opportunity to share a video talk of Ran Gavrieli delivered at TEDx Talk; titled “Why I stopped watching porn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRJ_QfP2mhU

If you have watched the video, then read the reactions of feminists in India.

Feminist Sreemreemoyee Piu Kundu, who, to be fair, refuses to be called a feminist and is supposed to be still searching for a word that describes her, wrote the following:

“Don’t ban: Indian women love porn too” – Is it simpler for us to exist as mute recipients of pleasure and penetration?” (http://www.dailyo.in/lifestyle/ban-porn-supreme-court-indian-women-pornland-comedy-nights-with-kapil-sex-family/story/1/4910.html)

Sreemreemoyee Piu Kundu’s great understanding of women’s liberation doesn’t stop here. In another article she says “What’s wrong with a brother and sister falling in love?” (http://www.dailyo.in/lifestyle/raksha-bandhan-incest-relationships-brother-sister-having-sex-incest/story/1/5894.html)“….With a festivals like RakshaBandhan, celebrated with much aplomb in this country, and defines so much of what is sacred between siblings – besides tacitly validating the eternal feminine need of being protected by a stronger male prototype… That behind all the fuss even with the ongoing Peter Mukherjea’s wife, Indrani’s arrest could be the trajectory of a murdered young woman, Sheena Bora who possibly developed a romantic relationship with her mother’s third husband’s eldest son, Rahul. Technically, her step brother.

Why are we going red-faced at this sudden twist in the case? Because, it’s all in the family, or because we like to preserve asexual notions of who we are as a community? Because we like to quote the most common statistic – that cousin marriages are a widespread practice in much of the Muslim world, with more than half of all marriages in the Middle East being consanguineous. The most common type being that amongst patrilateral first-cousins.”

So there is no dearth of feminists like Sreemreemoyee Piu Kundu for whom “porn is good, RakshaBandhan is bad”, “Sex Slaves of ISIS are good, Durga is bad”, “Burqa is Good, covering of Head is bad”, “Keeping four wives is good, joint family is bad”, “Slut is good, Seeta is bad”. (http://www.dailyo.in/lifestyle/who-is-the-indian-housewife-slut-or-saint/story/1/843.html)

Government, Court, Media, Activist and Prostitution

Not surprising, there are women who want “prostitution to be legalised.”

A report in The Economist dated 1st November 2014 says “Five years ago the Supreme Court said prostitution should be legalised.” (http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21629472-proper-debate-needed-legalising-sex-work-make-it-legal)

While The Pioneer reported on 11 January 2015, “Last year, on November 8, 2014, a proposal to legalise prostitution in India was put before a Supreme Court constituted panel. The panel was set up on a public interest litigation filed by the BachpanBachaoAndolan in 2010 seeking a curb on larges scale child trafficking. A Supreme Court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice AK Patnaik asked the Solicitor General: “When you say it is the world’s oldest profession and when you are not able to curb it by laws, why don’t you legalise it?” (http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/special/prostitution-legal-debate.html)

Who is right, The economist or The Pioneer? Anyway, I am not surprised with the court’s stand in either of the report. After all honorable courts in India legalised live-in-relationships.

NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has said she is strongly in favor of legalizing prostitution.  She said such will lead to “easier control of the situation in which paid sex takes place.” It would lead to better working conditions for sex workers as well as protect their health. She also said that while she was all for legalizing the profession, she didn’t think it would have any bearing on incidents of rape.

Lalitha Kumaramangalam

Kumaramangalam’s view got support from former NCW chief Mamata Sharma. Abha Singh, prominent activist and lawyer, went further and said that incidents of rape in Mumbai are less because of the presence of ‘several red light areas’ in the city, (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/article-2798508/legalisation-prostitution-help-protect-vulnerable-women-india.html)

Here I will like to share the situation of red light areas in Mumbai, which makes Abha Singh so proud. A London photographer has revealed horrifying details about India’s sex trade and the conditions in which young girls are kept before being pimped on the streets. (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/28/trafficked-india-red-light-districts)

Hazel Thompson, who spent 11 years investigating the Indian sex trade, published a book detailing her findings in October this year. She writes: “Eventually, guided by my Indian fixer, I came to a dimly lit door at the end of a corridor. Like a prison guard, an ageing madam came to the front of the brothel and unlocked the large padlock with her set of keys. I was taken into the reception area of the brothel, the space where the customers are taken to select a girl. In the ceiling I could see a small, open trap door. When the madam had disappeared, I climbed up a wooden ladder and pushed through the small gap.

Suddenly I was face to face with a “box cage”. I knew what I was looking at. The prostitutes had told me of the caged rooms and boxes they had been held in for months, even years, when they were first taken and trafficked to the red-light district. The madams would keep the girls like slaves in the cages until they were “broken”, to the extent that they would not try to run away. The girls told me they never knew if it was night or day. They were only taken out to eat or to be given to a customer for sex. For years I had wanted to photograph these cages, to prove that these places actually exist.

 One woman, named Guddi, was taken to Kamathipura when she was 11 by traffickers. At the age of 22, she now works as a prostitute and has been unable to escape, despite help from charities.”

India has over 3 million sex workers. Children are abducted, trapped and forced into flesh trade.

Mint reported the following on 4 September 2014:

 “The demand for young girls is high because of a belief that sex with children holds less risk of HIV infection, and, in fact, can cure the disease. Dasra, along with organizations such as the UK’s Hummingbird Trust and Japan’s Kamonohashi Project, find that as many as 40% trafficked girls in the sex trade are adolescents and 15% are below the age of 15.”

Porn, Prostitution and Economics

Mint also reported:

“According to the United Nations, human trafficking is now the third most lucrative criminal enterprise in the world after weapons and narcotics.

The annual revenue generated by just one brothel can range between Rs.1.5 crore to Rs.14.40 crore, says NGO BachpanBachaoAndolan. Annually, the sex trafficking industry in India generates roughly $9 billion. “The total Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) industry in the country generates revenues amounting to $30-343 billion per year,” states Global March Against Child Labour’s report Economics Behind Forced Labour Trafficking.

“It is a shocking revelation that $360 billion, or Rs.21 lakh crore, is generated by enslaving young girls in brothels and homes—that is equivalent to one-fifth of the country’s GDP (gross domestic product). This black money propels capital corruption,” says Kailash Satyarthi..”

(http://www.livemint.com/Politics/NF6no9ZEl1TQWyV2CLF8LI/The-human-cost-of-sex-trafficking.html)

Before someone starts offering an MBA in porn and prostitution let me cite example from France where currently, prostitution is legal.

There are about 37,000 prostitutes in France who cost the country €1.6 billion a year (over $1.7 billion), a new study has revealed. It put the industry’s annual turnover at €3.2 billion. The report called Prostcost was issued by the Mouvement du Nid, an organization aimed at helping sex workers, and conducted with the help of the Psytel, a company which provides public health statistics. (http://www.rt.com/news/262905-prostitution-france-costs-billions/)

…the number of prostitutes in France to stand at about 37,000…..the average annual income of the industry stands at €87,700 ($96,000) and most of it is sent abroad. The authors also put the industry’s tax evasion at €853 million ($934 million) a year.

……compared these figures with the social spending such as emergency accommodation, social benefits, preventive measures, etc. provided to prostitutes, which they say are between €50 and €65 million ($55-$71 million). They add that public funding for associations that support sex workers is less that €2.4 million ($2.6 million)

..The report warns there is a high human cost for prostitutes considering they are six times more likely to be victims of rape and 12 times more likely to commit suicide than people of other professions.

There are economic angles to this industry and pornography. Mint on 9th September 2015 reported, porn ban could cost Indian ISPs, telcos 30-70% of data revenue. It quotes:

“Through our discussions with the various Internet Service Providers (ISPs), we have been able to estimate that as much as 30-70% of the total browsing in the country is related to pornography,” a senior executive at an Internet industry body said. (http://www.livemint.com/Industry/VhuXq3jfADn2CrhK8nJ7pL/Oops-Indian-ISPs-telcos-could-lose-3070-of-data-revenue.html)

But the complete picture emerges when one looks at the finding of following two reports:

Q3 2014 State of the Internet report of Akamai Technologies states: India’s average internet speed continues to be slowest among countries in the Asia-Pacific region. (http://www.medianama.com/2015/01/223-india-internet-speed-akamai-q32014/)

According to a November 2014 study by Quartz, in association with Pornhub, the largest pornography site, Indians were the fifth worldwide in terms of number of daily visitors to the site, and fourth in terms of the number of worldwide visitors using a mobile device. The average duration of a visit from India lasted eight minutes and 22 seconds, …Also, Indians generally visited an average of 7.32 pages per visit..

A simple ban on porn will provide huge amount of additional bandwidth for genuine economic activity in India. Besides this, the savings in man-hours will be immense, as indicated by the following study:

One out of five mobile users in India wants adult content on his 3G-enabled phone, according to an 2011 IMRB Survey. Over 47 per cent students discuss porn every day, says a public school survey by Max Hospital in Delhi. Porn tops the list of cyber crimes in India, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

So, effectively, a ban on pornography will help in reducing crime rates as well.

Thus a comparison of both the direct and indirect negative effect of having “porn and prostitution” with the positives emerging out of a ban on them, makes the case for ban almost a no brainer.

Porn, Prostitution and Public

Inspite of all so many negatives, there will be media and a small segment who controls it along with the likes of “pink chaddi brigade” and “Kiss of Love” gang, will continue to glorify porn and prostitution in the same way they glorify Jodha Bai (and not Rani Durgawati). If these groups had their way, they would probably even demand that the life of Aqsa Mahmood be taught to Indian girls; Aqsa Mahmood being the woman who runs ISIS’s sex-slave brothels. (http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2014/09/12/UK-female-jihadists-run-ISIS-sex-slave-brothels.html). They can also call for women to offer themselves as sexual comfort women for ISIS fighters on the lines of Malyasian women, in the name of freedom of expression.(http://www.businessinsider.my/malaysian-women-join-isis-sexual-jihad/#gkcG1fQxLzxo1DYd.99)

Government will not be able to stand up to them. Through Attorney General, government has already conveyed:  “a larger debate was required in society..”

It is time India as a nation, and as a society stood up and decided what options they would want to give to the girl-child. Each family will have to stand up against this onslaught on the family values by a few rotten minds. Otherwise all the campaigns like “BetiBachhaoBetiPdhao” will lead to more Sunny Leone and Indrani Mukherjea kind of women. The last thing any sane Indian would want is for the nation to be known as a country of porn and prostitutes.

  • BHARAT M.G’KAR

    90 % earnings of doctors from psychological issues is attributed to pre marital sex and/or extra marital affairs in all cities. a married women confessed in front of her father and husband to the doctor in Ahmedabad that she had been having sexual intercourse with 6 different persons, including her brother in law sINCE HER AGE OF 15. She gave names of all six persons. For FAT FEES doctor advised that she would need councelling @ Rs. 25,000/-. DOCTOR’S duty was to ask her father to lodge police complaint of rape against those 6 persons. As as per IPC sex with a girl of 15 years even with her concent is amounted to rape. All 6 persons are at large in Vadodara, Gujarat

  • Rani Durgavati wanted to attack the enemy in the night to enfeeble them but her lieutenants did not accept her suggestion.
    Even when you are losing your daughters as concubines to muslim rulers, the rajput advisors/lieutenants hung onto ethics against an unethical enemy.

    These UP rajputs then easily converted to islam and the populations of most of northern India today still suffers from dhimmitude where rape,acid attacks female foeticide, purdah system is the norm.

  • Pearlman 976

    The author has confused the case of slavery and pimping business which is an all out human rights violation with the possibility of an independent working gal who does her business with legal protection free from harassment from cops. Such mix-ups as we repeatedly find are not accidental. They are deliberate for their shock value and a common ploy of closet feminists and NGOs to gather attention to their business. Self-seeking at its best.

  • RVenkatanarayanan

    What astounds me is that in our country it is women who speak ferociously in favour of “sexual freedom”, scanty dress for girls and freedom for them to have mid night jaunts, accompanied or not! Why is this so?
    RVN

  • NK Sarma

    Cigarettes are injurious to lungs, alcohol is injurious to stomach and nervous system, porn is injurious to mind/mental state and behavioral attitude. First two cause damage to your own body, but the last one causes damage to everyone around you in the society.

  • NK Sarma

    A case well made for banning porn and prostitution. Very good article with good data and clear references. Even if there are 1000 reasons to not ban porn and prostitution, the very single factor of human trafficking is enough to throw all the arguments out and implement the ban immediately. women and children are being trafficked and pushed into this with no humanity. It would be the most stupidest thing to say that porn prostitutes are willingly into the business to use their individual freedom. Except very few, almost all of them are pushed into it in India. They are continuing with prostitution because they lost their honour, their families and their life, they never sign up for this. Those who don’t support ban, please be human and be realistic of the fact that you are having a role in the sorry fate of those millions of our women and children who are denied human rights.

  • VD

    why not ban prostitution and have an insurance/social welfare schemes for women who can take loans from banks at times when they are helpless and moneyless and payback the money using the insurance.

  • Indian

    Only a Strong, Vicious, Violent Savage Reposte from Extreme Right Wing BHARAT DEFENCE LEAGUE can save India. MEDIA WHORES SHOULD BE CUT TO PIECES WITH THEIR FAMILIES FIRST

  • Indian

    Remember that Italian SON OF PORN RAHUL BARKING “THOSE WHO SEE WOMEN AS SISTERS AND MOTHERS INSULT WOMEN”, HIS FILTHY ITALIAN CHRISTIAN GENES, NO DOUBT HE NEED NOT MARRY AS HE HAS BOTH MOTHER AND SISTER FOR CARNAL DESIRES IT SEEMS

    • Jimmy Smith

      Yeah some of these half breed higher caste from invasions are the real cause of this moral degradation and need to be haulted.

  • Indian

    There is NO OTHER way, The Beastly Christian Commie Pigs has to be eliminated savagely. It is No Open secret that the Commie-Chrsti Mafia, Commies being the Bastard progeny of Church is the Biggest Drug Mafia, Porn Mafia, Human Trader, Organ Trader AND media is full of Rancid, Overused, Oversized Heavy duty C..ts like Burr-Khaa Dutt, Sagarika Ghosh, ALL XIAN CHRISTIAN COMMIE C..ts giving 4 in 1 21600 times a Day. WHEN BASTARDS BORN TO BRITISH SLUTS LIKE PORNO ROY Control the Media. AND WHEN INDIA IS CONTROLLED INDIERCTLY BY A TWO BIT PORN BARDANCER OF LOW BIRTH LOW LIFE IATLIAN SONIA MAINO, AND ALL THESE PINK CHADDI BRIGANDS AND KISS OF LOVE SLUTS AND BASTARDS ARE COMMIE-CHRISTI PIGS..AS FOR FEMINISTS THEY ARE A PACK OF HEAVY DUTY PROFESSIONAL STICKIN ARTISTS LIKE ANY MAMTA SHARMA, WHO GIVE 4 IN 1 JOBS TO A LINE OF RACIST “WHITE SKINS ONLY”..THE SOLUTION IS NOT WRITING BUT NATIONALISTS UNITING AND TAKING THEM AND THEIR INCESTOUS FAMILIES LIKE THAT WHORE U MENTION, WHOSE CHILDREN AND FATHER AND BROTHERS ALL ARE IN DANGER OF CATCHING AIDS..AND ABOVE ALL THIS IS THE VICIOUS, EVIL, SATANIC CHURCH-COMMIE INCEST.HIGH TIME TO TAKE THESE COMMIE-CONGI PIGS WHO ARE MOTHER FCUKERS ON STREETS, IN JUMGLES TO PARLIAMENT TO THEIR HOSUES. AMAR PAL IS VERY RIGHT WHEN HE EXHORTS YOUTH TO GET INTO THEIR HOUSES AND RAPE THEIR DAUGHTERS (ANYWAY SLUTS, LIKE INDRANIS THOUSAND HUSBANDS AND ZILLION BEDMATES OR BUR-KHAAS ZILLION WHITE BEDWARMERS, GIVING BLOWJOBS TO THEIR COMMIE FATHERS).ONL

  • VD

    i think that religion is not open in matters relating to sex is portrayed as some kind of superstition by the feminists and others promoting porn.the truth regarding religion’s obsession with avoiding and unpopularising matters relating to sex is the psychic/metaphysical science.the very basic difference between a normal person and a spiritual person is the realisation of psychic/metaphysical forces in this world.its unfortunate that people ask what can be wrong by promoting porn as no harm is done in the real world and that its just upto the individual to control the mind in the real world.(I too thought the same not so long back).please refer this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXrD3rXXIGY to get some kind of clarity on what happens due to any kind of addiction related to these things.BTW,Iam a devout Hindu Brahmin and this video is by a christian father.but i thought it does give us a glimpse of what happens in the psychic world and why porn is harmful.these are areas where most religions say the same things.This is the region where we must focus and explain to the world the real harm comes from.unfortunately this psychic science in which the world was invloved,experimented and researched for 10’s and 1000’s of years but today it has been portrayed as superstition and not something of an invisible science that cannot be proved by modern science simply because of the reason that this science is invisible and more importantly it consists not of just things as in the real world but entities or souls etc etc.if we portray this psychic world as a science instead of blindly following the rituals,maybe the modern world will be more accepting towards the psychic world.for eg through my personal experience i can say that a man gets attracted towards a female not just on beauty,his biological urge.there is one more dimension ie the psychic or invisibile attraction.this can be called the negative energy that is in a person.spirituality and rituals does the opposite.it takes away the negative energy and gives positive energy.the more negative energy a person has(one can even call these spirits or entities),the more likely his original self is dominated and subdued by those energies.he is more likely to feel terribly attracted to a person(lust) with lots of negative energy inside him than when he has lots of positive energy.any spiritual person can tell you in more expert terms.im just an amatuer at that.eventually these addictions make one slave to these energies which can manifest and make one from being a perfectly good person to a bad person.its not just the psychological or reasoning part that gets affected.for eg people say that thinking changes towards the opposite sex etc by watching porn etc.but the real thing to concentrate is more than just the thinking or reasoning part.it is the psychic part of the brain.once a person gets psychically affected and believe me they might hardly know it ,they start becoming a different person.btw,it does not mean a person cannot be attracted to a female.what i
    mean is when a person has negative energy and attracted to a person,it
    is called lust.when a person has pure positive energy and attracted to a
    person,it is called love.
    and so the reverse is true.when you love you get positive energy in you,when you go for lust-you get negative energy in you.if you see the modern energy healing systems like pranic healing,reiki one can say that they are not anywhere close to what religion has achieved in this area.while these are in primary school stage,religions have probably achieved phd in these sciences.and let me tell you,im not the best person to tell you these things,but i do know that at that time i was wrong then and im giving a honest experience of mine.

  • Krispy K

    Forcing people to do anything, whether to not watch porn or anything else, is not within the ethos of our civilisation and doesn’t really make sense. In this context, the government’s only role should be to ensure that people’s rights are protected through law and effective enforcement of that law (i.e. nobody is being abused or forced against their will or being deprived of their basic rights) and to ensure that our civilisational values are maintained through education in schools as well as by encouraging good parenting and dissemination of our philosophical foundations.

    Ultimately, individuals have to be responsible for the control of their own sensory compulsions, and they need to find it within themselves to be motivated to do so. Society can only make available the options and their philosophical underpinnings for such realisations and choices to be made, not dictate. Spiritual development transcends political compulsions – it cannot be made mandatory and enforced through government. Historical attempts to do this by Western cults (masquerading as religions) have generally resulted in mass murder.

    Education and spiritual guidance, rather than enforcement. Accordingly, we must ensure that future generations have access to our philosophical foundations unfettered by the criminals masquerading as “journalists” that continue to be allowed to poison the public discourse even after more than a year of Modi’s government.

  • Brabantian

    Complex issues here in need of thoughtful re-framing … e.g., in fact unhelpful to jumble topic of porn-erotic images with real-life tragedies of prostitution & human trafficking

    Solutions for India are more in its wise ancient dharmic heritage than in imitating cold repression of Muslim & Christian invaders … India now excessively imitates Western power-obsessions instead of beauties of warm relationships, respect for others, divine joy in marriage

    Not realistic to draw line separating art & natural adult curiosities from porn (according to whom?), & now impossible to erase porn, given how it is pushed & made free by Western oligarchs in order to turn minds of global young males into mush (porn is 80% USA-origin, & predominantly by Jewish producers)

    With prostitution etc can use innovations like only arresting pimps & paying male clients, not poor desperate women

    Repressive anti-porn laws will only increase social alienation & crime, as USA in 1920-34 when Christian Taliban there banned all alcohol, it was a disaster

    Temple sculptures of Khajuraho, & Kama Sutra, have important divine messages that need to be absorbed to illuminate this discussion

    Issues of ‘sexual crime’ are a subset of general problem of the cult of power & its abuse, the lack of social & economic justice, & in India as in Africa imitating some of worst parts of West

  • shirish kashikar

    i want to add one more point here sandeepji,porn also degenrates women’s image in the eyes of habitual porn watcher,nirbhaya rape case main accused was the worst example of this.with prostitution forced physical brutality & psychological aspect is related.

  • Sree Charan R

    India is, today, at the door-steps of a potential risk of dis-integration and another re-colonization—and there are various methods for this: the first one being “Cultural Terrorism” which is almost ubiquitous in this day and age(of which, this pornography is the most vital part)—for God`s sake at-least for this time, it is up-to we Indians to stand up for our country.On the one hand we have people (!) comparing temple-sculpture,poetry-literature with pornography—I read an article in a magazine which says,Ancient India may have invented pornography more incontestably than any aircraft—it is out-rightly disgusting, on the part of (that) writer to say this—but most people are again,shamelessly convinced with this explanation without realizing that porn(and all such “modern social evils”) may eventually lead to the death of a society`s responsibilities—it is explicitly visible, and unless and until you are ignorant/hypocrite you will not recognize this—, on the other hand we have people speaking about the ill-effects of over-liberalism, may be quite rightly.For once, people have completely lost the ability to think independently.I request all the readers of this article to go through these too: {http://www.newindianexpress.com/prabhu_chawla/columns/New-Age-Freedom-Fighters-Offensive-on-Porn-Ban-Will-Widen-Vertical-Social-Rift/2015/08/09/article2964515.ece} {http://www.darkmoon.me/2012/pornographys-effect-on-the-brain-by-dr-lasha-darkmoon/}
    I congratulate the author, for this timely/important and wonderful article.

    • Jonathan Small

      Nothing can be done about this “cultural terrorism”. It was inevitable.

  • Dr. MS

    It seems perverts, who hate women, can end up calling “all women” porn-stars and prostitutes because some stupid, immature or screwed up young Indian women say stupid things after watching copious amount of TV. People who say these things are suggestible and say they want to be porn stars and prostitutes after being bombarded by presstitutes. In fact I would say there are more presstitutes than prostitutes in India.

    Also in India the largest hidden prostitutes are gay male prostitutes. Lot of men are gay prostitutes because of poverty, identity-problems, rape, lack of clarity in sexual identification, lack of choice, lack of women in their lives for intimacy, spending far too much time with other men, teen men or young boys (like in segregated and restricted Muslim countries and church monasteries) which leads to experimentation…which becomes an addiction, a way of life and the only source of pleasure.

    In India most men are so conservative they call women who date prostitutes, or women who have men over for lunch or dinner to discuss work as sluts. That is how backward Indian men are.

    Many attractive Indian women who live abroad and come to India for work, business, research or vacations often say that Indian men pester them for sex, or make all kinds of innuendos because they are alone, single, stay in hotels by themselves or travel alone. Indian men are the biggest perverts in their minds when it comes to interpreting women’s behavior. That is why some women don’t even smile or chat or flirt. Articles like only add to cheapening Indian women and labeling Indian women which is what foreigner and converters want. These are the cheap third rate men who label women as porn stars and prostitutes because some dumb anti-Indian press says so. Articles like this are unscientific and not rooted in truth or facts,.. and generalize on very slim data – more like anecdotes. They also misrepresent Indians. I am convinced that IndiaFacts is run by anti-Indians, and fundamentally “closeted gay Indian men” whose perpetual need for traditional women makes them assume a woman who talks about sexuality is automatically going to sleep with any man. Only third rate and cheap men think like that.

    I have been in India for over one and half year as a single woman and not single Indian man has made me feel desirous of intimacy. I find modern India kills sensuality and sexuality while turning men into peeping toms, psychological perverts, highly judgmental of women and gossipy of women. Many Indian men, including minority men, want women but hate women who have no interest in them and label them. or try to smear them, like a fifteen year old scorned immature boy. Many are fundamentally hateful and disrespectful to women…which comes from minority culture with a feudal monotheistic religions.

    This is why everything is so secretive, perverted and getting more and more complicated in modern India…and the Converters, many of whom are screwed up themselves, are having a great time making innuendos about Indians and Hindus. There is something evil about some Indian minorities who make comments about Indian women…especially Hindu women (Brahmin or non-Brahmin).

    It is possible that some commentators on IndiaFact and their language towards women, which are purely evil and awful, are probably Closeted Catholic gay men or closeted Catholic-like hypocritical gay men…who think if a women asserts herself she is a slut and she must sleep with them.

    India, appears to me, to be much more of a closeted “gay society” than a sexually liberated society that makes women happy and comfortable in their personal sexual life without having to be called slut, etc.

    This article itself reeks of juvenile delinquency, and the title shows deep hatred for women.

    This article is exactly what Converters and Colonialists love. And you guys either have fallen into their arms, or you were always in their arms fooling Indians and HIndus, trying to colonize and convert Indians or Hindus, while pretending to be Hindu representatives.

    I am no longer fooled. I have decided to not read your articles anymore…written by juvenile delinquents.

    • Indian

      Shut ur Femi Christi Ass and Flee How many you take per Day Femi Nazi whore, your Doctorate in Porn and Incest with Practical experiece with Fathers. Bloody Low Life FemiNazi sluts behave like doormats when giving blow jobs and 4 in 1s to Filthy smelly 90 year old Dirty Filthy white animal as if some great thing happend. Indian FemiNazis are sluts of whites, Italians, Chinese and even Bangladeshi slumdog pigs

    • Jimmy Smith

      You sound like a Brahmin monkey. Just wait, lots of honor killing races are in the north and when society starts to really get immoral, they will burn the whole Indian modern Zionist paid garbage to bits.

  • Dharma Youdha

    Great Article!! But I have a little different opinion. Porn and prostitution is certainly on the rise in India. As are many other crimes. “But will banning make a difference???”
    Isn’t the very fact that the tendency to become a porn star arises in the minds of young girls the greatest shame for a society like ours which teaches us the utmost respect to women ??? This is the case in any type of crime. Now, making strict laws, banning stuff makes a difference no doubt. But it doesn’t quite solve the problem. The proof ?? Well look at the United States. They have the biggest and most advanced law enforcement agencies in the world. But even having all the fancy gadgets and massive funding (compared to us), is crime and drug addiction a decreasing phenomenon in the U.S ?? NO!! Same is in the case of rapes. They say install CCtvs all over the city, hang the rapists and all that stuff. But will it make a difference ??

    ” What is the point of mending superficial boils when the very blood is corrupt ?? ”

    Make new laws, stricter laws, the criminals would find some other method to do it. So, we should target the very root of the problem, the very tendency to do something horrible like a rape or a murder or even prostitution for that matter should not arise. And the only way to do it is to reestablish the system of sanskar that followed a pattern of every parent educating their children through years. It is because we have let go of our ancient teachings and belief systems and blindly followed the western systems, that all our problems exist.
    A total revamp of our current education system is required. Our scriptures should once again be taught and their high morals instilled in our children at an early age. That is the only way. To reconnect with our Dharma that forms the very core, the very soul of our national life.

  • slayer98

    We read through history in Vijayanagar Empire, King Krishnadevaraya legalised prostitution and we know what happened to that dynasty. It got weakened in due course because of demoralised souls of the ordinary citizens and islamic invasion wiped out hard built vijayanagara samrat. Even now youngsters take to drug and alcohol and prostitution and lead a pathetic life in their marriagable age.

    • अहं ब्रह्म अस्मि

      Every dynasty or kingdom gets destroyed over the years, for numerous reasons. Yours is too simplistic an argument to sustain the current debate.