Husband's pornography addiction forces woman to file petition in Supreme Court

New Delhi: A woman has approached the Supreme Court complaining and telling how addiction of pornography is destroying the matrimonial life of couples.

In a petition filed in the Supreme Court, a Mumbai-based lady claimed that her matrimonial life had been destroyed as her husband is addicted to online pornography and requested the court to direct the Centre to take immediate steps to ban such obscene sites.

A report in TOI said, lady contended that if her husband developed the addiction despite being a well educated person and 

in his advancing years, the impact of pornography sites would be much more harmful to the youth.

The lady in her petition said,"My husband has of late become a addict of porn and spends a lot of his prescious time watching pornography which is now-a-days is easily accessible through the internet. As a result my husband has fallen prey to this addiction of watching pornographic videos and pictures which has made my husband's mind perverted and ruined my matrimonial life".

The petitioner, a social worker, told the court that she was happily married for 30 years but matrimonial problem started in 2015 when despite being father of two children, her husband got addicted to pornography websites.

"I and my children are suffering as a result of porn addiction of my husband. I am unfortunately a victim of matrimonial dispute resulting out of porn addiction of my husband. I have also during my work as social worker come across people who have been adversely affected because of free and easy availability of porn contents all over the internet," she said.

"Easy access of violent and hardcore porn websites is causing immense damage to family values in India. People of all ages are becoming perverted and morally bankrupt due to porn addiction. My husband is in his advancing years but still he has gone astray due to porn addiction, imagine what this addiction can do to the innocent minds of youth and children," she said.

The Supreme Court has previously asked the Centre to block all child pornography websites and had strictly told the government that the excuse of technical difficulty in banning such sites would not be accepted.

Expressing concern over multiple child pornography websites, the court told the government, "It is not permissible under Indian law and you have to block it".

News24Bureau/Agencies