DCW Asks Police To Lodge FIR Against Mobile App Promoting Prostitution

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 31 August 2019, 08:07 AM
DCW pointed out that the act of soliciting prostitution is a criminal offence. (Representational Image: PTI)
DCW pointed out that the act of soliciting prostitution is a criminal offence. (Representational Image: PTI)
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    • The women panel directed the Telecom ministry to block the mobile application.
    • The DCW asked police to immediately lodge an FIR in the case.
    • It asked the ministry to immediately block the particular mobile application. 

The Delhi Commission for Women has asked Delhi police to lodge a criminal case against a widely available mobile app, openly promoting prostitution in society.

The women panel also directed the Telecom ministry to block the mobile application, which it said is widely available on the internet as well as on android and Apple app stores, and which is openly encouraging prostitution.

In its separate notices to the police and ministry, the woman panel also asked the authorities if they have taken any action against the particular mobile app or similar other apps.

This mobile application is providing ‘services’ of escorts, strippers, call girls, prostitutes etc and is commodifying women, the panel said.

The Commission asked police to immediately lodge an FIR in the case, pointing out that the act of soliciting prostitution is a criminal offence.

In the notice to the ministry, the panel asked it to immediately block the particular mobile application and similar other web and mobile applications, doubling as conduits of prostitution.

First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 07:47 AM

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