Mother-son vulgar videos case: Taking suo moto cognisance in the case of a woman making alleged ‘vulgar’ and ‘obscene’ videos with her minor son on Instagram, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the Delhi Police seeking an FIR against the mother.
As per reports, the said videos showed the son – aged between 10 and 12 – dancing inappropriately and making sexual gestures with the mother in reels shared on a social media account with over a lakh followers. Following DCW’s complaint, the Instagram account has reportedly been taken down.
“The videos of the woman and the child are obscene. Her activities in the videos can be termed as sexual activities with a minor child… Such actions of the woman cannot be considered as appropriate behaviour of an adult person with a minor child, that too her own child,” the DCW said in their notice to the cops, undersigned by chief Swati Maliwal.
Subsequent to DCW chief @SwatiJaiHind’s notice, the lady’s instagram account with over 1.6 lakh followers has been deleted. @DelhiPolice should file an FIR urgently and start a probe in the matter. pic.twitter.com/FjVEJ0O1FJ
— Delhi Commission for Women – DCW (@DCWDelhi) July 20, 2021
Maliwal has said the woman’s acts are “tarnishing the sacred relationship of mother and son.”
The issue has earned wide criticism, with netizens angered over the allegation the woman used her underage son for content. “How can someone stoop so low to get likes n following on social media. Where we as society are heading to. Such a shame,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Creativity ke naam pe kya kya dekhne milta hai,” another said. “This is straight away child abuse!!” another wrote.
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In the videos of the woman and her son that went viral, the DCW noted he was “made to act and dance indecently by the mother.” The commission is demanding the urgent filing of an FIR and the beginning of a probe in the case.
“The child in question, who appears to have been sexualised at such an early stage and is being taught to objectify his own mother, shall, if not checked today, be prone to objectifying other women as well and may develop a criminal mentality”: DCW
The incident has raised questions on social media as netizens debate the effectiveness of digital safety guidelines and the use of apps pertaining to minors. Read an opinion on it here.
DCW in their notice to the police have brought notice to the possibility of the young boy’s mental state being affected and the general “negative impact” the video could have on its audiences. Following up on the viral videos, the commission has asked for a probe into any other forms of sexual abuse the boy might have faced.