So in latest news, the Information and Broadcast ministry has banned condom advertisements from television before 10pm. The ministry is of the view that some commercials are “indecent and can impact children”. It released a notice to all TV channels on Monday noting that they can run condom ads only between 10pm to 6am.
“Some channels carry ads of condoms repeatedly which are alleged to be indecent specially for children,” it said. The advisory notice also claimed that the initiative is taken “to avoid exposure of such material to children and to ensure strict adherence to the provisions”
There is a huge market for rape porn bought and sold frequently in states like Uttar Pradesh, ban that. Women are pimped out on and it is a big racket across the country, ban it. These are real issues which require your real attention.
This has attracted huge attention from people across the country on social media. And why would it not? It seems with the advisory notice that I&B ministry is unaware of the internet and how it has made content viewing so easy for people of all ages.
No condom ads on Indian TV from 6am-10pm because why learn about birth control or protected sex when you can have Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HPV, Herpes, HIV, an abortion or an unwanted baby?
— Priya Malik (@PriyaSometimes) December 12, 2017
Condom ads are banned, but not abusive social media comments by ruling party trolls! 🤔
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) December 12, 2017
Happy to not have condom ads between 6pm and 10pm if you actually told our kids about condoms everyday from 8am till 3pm in school. Deal?
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) December 12, 2017
If only parents & teachers in this country could have had a frank conversation with kids on sex and contraceptives, we wouldn't have become such a horribly populated nation. #CondomAds
— Ravinder Singh (@_RavinderSingh_) December 12, 2017
Seriously?! The Dy. Editor of India's foremost NewsMag is asking the world's most populous country to ban condoms ads to uphold nationalist ideals?🤔 And he's wondering wther the RSS ideologue DDU would approve of condom ads? 🤣We seem to be living in a madhouse these days!!! 😂 https://t.co/JY1u41PdQ6
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) December 12, 2017
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It is hard to even comprehend the motive of this notice because with the way India’s population is rising, we need more of condom ads and promotion to reach to people. But here we are miles afar from that discussion and still concentrating on whether the ads are appropriate or not? It is agreeable that it becomes awkward for adolescents and adults of a family to both sit together and watch the ad, but why can’t we traditionally ignore it like we have been all this while?
And like I said before, watching pornographic content is literally a child’s play today with internet access. So if you really have to ban something, then ban child pornography and sexual crime pornography. There is a huge market for rape porn bought and sold frequently in states like Uttar Pradesh, ban that. Women are pimped out on and it is a big racket across the country, ban it. These are real issues which require your real attention. No, but you would ban a sensuous-looking condom ad which isn’t even the real culprit for children to suddenly adult.