At a time when the Supreme Court is examining the menace of child pornography websites and exploring ways to block them, a woman has approached the court telling how addiction of pornography is destroying the matrimonial life of people.
In a petition filed in the Supreme Court, the Mumbai-based lady said that her matrimonial life had been destroyed as her husband became addicted to online pornography and pleaded the court to direct the Centre to take immediate steps to ban such obscene sites.
She contended that if her husband developed the addiction despite being a well educated person and in his advancing years, the impact of pornography sites would be much more harmful to the youth
"My husband has of late become a addict of porn and spends a lot of his prescious time watching pornography which is now-a-days is easily accessible through the internet. As a result my husband has fallen prey to this addiction of watching pornographic videos and pictures which has made my husband's mind perverted and ruined my matrimonial life," she said in her petition.
The petitioner, a social worker, told the court that she was happily married for 30 years but matrimonial problem started in 2015 when her husband got addicted to pornography websites despite being father of two children.
"I and my children are suffering as a result of porn addiction of my husband. I am unfortunately a victim of matrimonial dispute resulting out of porn addiction of my husband. I have also during my work as social worker come across people who have been adversely affected because of free and easy availability of porn contents all over the internet," she said.
"Easy access of violent and hardcore porn websites is causing immense damage to family values in India. People of all ages are becoming perverted and morally bankrupt due to porn addiction. My husband is in his advancing years but still he has gone astray due to porn addiction, imagine what this addiction can do to the innocent minds of youth and children," she said.
The Supreme Court has earlier asked the Centre to block all child pornography websites and had told the government that the excuse of technical difficulty in banning such sites would not be accepted as a ground for non-compliance of its order.
Expressing concern over multiple child pornography websites "which are being deliberately run with perversity to make money" , the court had asked the government to sit with Information Technology experts to find out ways and means to block such websites. "It is not permissible under Indian law and you have to block it," the court had said.