In literal terms, Revenge Porn refers to the distribution of sexually explicit images or video of individuals without their consent through a medium which is generally internet. Online Harassment, Stalking and Poking in obscene senses as well as blackmailing over the internet is no less than a crime and countries around the world including India don’t have strict laws and regulations in this regard.

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The realisation that Law and Order must be getting better in our country happened to strike when a third-year B.Tech student was sentenced to 5 years in prison along with a fine of Rs. 9000 in Tamluk in Kolkata, EastMindnapore after he posted and publicised obscene pictures and videos of his former partner without her consent in the case that she refused to have physical relations with him.

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Marking the bravery and control over the emotions, the girl presented the evidence in a fine two-days cross-examination which was not just rigorous but definitely harsher to accept.Fortunately, the third magistrate of the court, Gautam Kumar Naj stated that the girl should be compensated the way a rape-survivor does, as the girl mentions – she felt no less than a rape-victim after every addition of clicks on her videos and pictures.
The accused – Animesh Boxi was a known to her past 3 years and he was arrested on July 21, 2017, and proceedings got over on February 28, 2018.

Describing the matter, Advocate Bivas Chatterjee mentioned to TOI, ” While the CID took up the investigation, I was appointed the special public prosecutor. The girl complained she knew Boxi for three years and trusted him. With a promise to marry her, Boxi obtained some private pictures and videos of her. He threatened to upload them if she didn’t have physical relations with him. When she refused, he uploaded the pictures. I told the court that this was revenge pornography and the girl underwent virtual rape every time somebody clicked on one of her pictures.”

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Though, it is really difficult to fight back such situations, however, taking a step forward in such regards pay for the cause. We hope our country gets better

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