A bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir on 15 April 2013 sought response from the Union Government on plea to block and ban porn sites on the Internet, mainly those which show child pornography. The Apex Court described these sites as the major cause of crime against women.
The Apex Court issued notices to the ministries of Information and Broadcasting, Home Affairs, Information and Technology as well as Internet Service Providers Association of India. The notices were issued on the petition seeking to bring an anti-pornography law.
The petition was filed by the Indore-based advocate, in which he explained that it was not an offence to watch obscene videos but it was a major cause for crimes being committed against women.