Ranveer Singh, a Bollywood star, has been at the centre of debates over his naked photo session. In this instance, Mumbai police have filed a FIR against Ranveer. Ranveer recently took part in this picture session for “Paper Magazine.” Since its photo was posted on social media, there has been a commotion surrounding the subject.
Let’s find out in this article if sharing nude images in India is against the law. Which statutes do the charges against Ranveer Singh fall under? What is the country’s policy on pornography? What can be done now that a case has been filed against Ranveer Singh?
What caused the uproar over Ranveer Singh’s naked photo shoot?
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who frequently makes headlines for his attire, has stirred up controversy after posing for a naked picture shoot. Ranveer Singh is shown in this photo laying on a carpet without any clothing on. He can be seen in another image merely in his underwear. Ranveer also claimed in an interview that “he can be nude in front of a thousand people.”
Why was Ranveer Singh’s nude photo session the subject of a FIR?
Regarding Ranveer Singh’s nude photo shoot in Mumbai’s Chembur, a FIR has been filed. Ranveer allegedly “hurt the sensibilities of women” with this photo shoot, according to the complaint. The owner of a Mumbai-based NGO called Shyam Mangaram Foundation filed this FIR. The complainant sought that a case be filed against Ranveer under the IT Act as well as other sections of the IPC. Based on this complaint, action has been taken against him. Along with this, there was a call to file a complaint against Ranveer for violating women’s dignity.
In which 4 sections the case has been registered against Ranveer Singh?
Ranveer Singh is the subject of a case that has been filed against him under IPC sections 292, 293, 509, and 67A. Let’s understand them in detail.
This legislation forbids the sale, display, and distribution of pornographic material and stipulates penalties for violations. Any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting, depiction, figure, or other object shall be regarded to be obscene if it is sensual or encourages sexuality in accordance with this legislation. Additionally, if such materials have the potential to deprave individuals through reading, hearing, or viewing them, they will be regarded as obscene material. In these situations, the punishment for a first-time conviction is two years in prison and a fine of Rs 2000. If found guilty a second time, the penalty is five years in prison and a maximum fine of 5000 rupees.
This law allows for the filing of a prosecution against anyone under the age of 20 who buys, shows, or distributes pornographic material. The penalty for a first-time conviction is three years in prison and a fine of 2000 rupees. If found guilty a second time, the penalty may be up to 7 years in prison and a Rs 5000 fine.
A case is filed under this legislation if anybody exhibits behaviour that offends a woman’s modesty or dignity, or speaks or acts in a manner that is demeaning to a woman. It may be detained for a maximum of three years. A fine could also need to be paid.
IT Act 67(A):
If someone publishes erotic or sexually explicit information using an electronic media, a case is registered under this legislation. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 lakhs in fines and five years in prison if proven guilty in this case.. On the other hand, if found guilty for the second time, he can be punished with imprisonment of up to 7 years and fine up to Rs 10 lakh. In Paper Magazine, there are numerous images of Ranveer Singh. They are also depicted in this image. The remaining contentious images have not been utilised here.
The definition of obscenity under Indian law is unclear
In India, there is an obscenity law, however it is not well-defined. Obscene content is defined as something which is sensual, or promotes sensuality, and which may impair the reading, viewing, or hearing of it in IPC section 292 and section 67 of the IT Act. Anyway, the legal concept of what constitutes erotic sexuality is ambiguous, and the courts have been given the authority to interpret it however they see fit.