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More effective steps needed to deal with obscene ads in media says

first_img Centre extends construction permit for Polavaram project by 2 years By Express Web Desk |New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2019 2:38:14 pm Related News Prakash Javadekar: More effective steps needed to deal with obscene ads in media  Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar (PTI Photo/File)Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar Wednesday said “more effective steps” are needed to curb obscene and vulgar advertisements in the media. Replying to a question raised by senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Rajya Sabha, Javadekar said that though the government has dealt with over 6,700 complaints so far, he still believed more steps could be taken in this regard. At Jaykar Bungalow: Reel by reel, a journey into the history of Indian cinema Advertising DD India goes global, to be telecast in Bangladesh and South Korea: Prakash Javadekar “I believe more effective steps are required,” Javadekar said as he agreed with Yadav that it was an important issue.Speaking about the alleged rise in obscenity and vulgarity in advertisements shown in electronic as well as print media, Yadav demanded a ban on such advertisements, saying that this vulgarity was responsible for increasing crime against women.He said the country was moving towards a “moral crisis” and the spread of nudity and alcoholism was on the rise. He also said that it was difficult to watch television along with the family because such advertisements were shown during breaks.Follow live updates on ParliamentHis party colleague Jaya Bachchan also raised the issue of rising crime against women and gender inequality in the House.(With inputs from PTI) 0 Comment(s)last_img

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