Guardians of Dignity: Women in Indian Law
The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 is an Indian law.
The law prohibits indecent representation of women through advertisements or in publications, writings, paintings, figures or in any other manner.
The law defines 'indecent representation of women' as the depiction of women in a manner that is derogatory, denigrating or likely to deprave, corrupt or injure the public morality or morals.
The law also prohibits the sale, distribution, circulation or dissemination of any material that contains indecent representation of women.
The law provides for punishment for violation of its provisions, including imprisonment and fine.
The law also empowers the government to appoint an authority to monitor and regulate the content of advertisements and publications.
The law has been amended several times to keep up with changing times and technology.
The law is aimed at promoting gender equality and preventing the objectification and commodification of women.
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