LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1
GENDER-BASED CYBER VIOLENCE: A STUDY ON REVENGE PORNOGRAPHY FROM THE GLOBAL AND INDIAN PERSPECTIVES
Ms. HANNAH MARY VARGHESE,
Christ (Deemed to be University)
In recent modernity, the Internet has been one of the key elements driving for social change. Owing to this phenomenon, this era has witnessed vicious news of cybercrimes ranging from hacking, fraudulent transactions and cyber extortion. However, what has been on the rise since the evolution of netizens is the targeted crimes at women, in particular, the ruthless crime of revenge pornography. The growth of the Internet is most evident in the changing nature of the global commercial sex industries and their rising demand. The author in this paper has elaborated the possible definitions of revenge pornography through intensive research from different publications and case laws while exploring and addressing all the potential roots of this immoral act. Apart from investigating the rationale behind the circulation of such obscene material, the author has also attempted to recommend modes to curb the occurrence of such offences. The number of women affected by the publication of their intimate moments is escalating as we breathe. The lack of a punitive provision for this crime, particularly in India, has led to many cases going unreported, and many offenders sliding through the loopholes of the legal system. The paper, apart from revealing the deaf ear that legislators have turned to this issue, aims to assemble the major instances of revenge pornography from all over the globe. Thus, the author has suggested a legislative framework which may be effective to put such wrongdoers behind bars for the act of circulating revenge pornography.