In 2005, three hotel staffers in Ludhiana were caught red handed when they were filming a couple. These incidents are not limited to our country. In 200, a student of Singapore took inappropriate pictures of his teacher and circulated them on payment to his colleagues. According to an Asian electronic publication, explicit photographs of a 13-year old Melbourne girl were put on a social networking site, MySpace, by a cyber bully. The girl told that she sent those pictures to her boyfriend.
The fantasy of voyeurism among the youths is one of the important factors in such type of scandals. Modernisation has given the easy access to these gadgets. Technology has pros and cons but how you use it, it depends. Internet or modern gadgets can feed you the news from any part of the world or you may use it for chatting with your friends sitting thousands of miles away. It can be used for other anti social purposes also to defame any one or fro other malicious motives. These MMS were not limited in the Delhi only, but could be seen in the mobile phones, computers or laptops of the youngsters in other parts of the country. This issue was raised in parliament also but nothing happened to tackle these issues effectively.
Many girls are defamed or become the victims of these scandals because their obscene MMS were put on the Internet or circulated among the friends just for the sake of enjoyment, adventure or for quick popularity. Most of the cases are the result of the blind faith of the girl on his partner. And the girls are cheated again and again and again. But I don’t want to put the blame only on boys, as girls also must rethink their attitude.
I am not the right person to preach the girls or boys, ‘how should they behave in their personal relation’? They have all the rights to decide what they should do and what they should not. But they must not forget the line of decency or the ‘Laxman Rekha’. Crossing the limit may harm the dignity of the relation as a whole and the family’s reputation in the society. No would come and dictate the norms for them to follow but they have to make their own rules and their own limits.
The government also lacks in taking stringent action against these techno- voyeurs. The best thing that the girls and the couples in public places must be aware and must inform the police if they found any thing suspicious in the hotel room, changing room or for that matter, any where. This is the best way to be away from the unwanted mess. I think the self-proclaimed ‘moral police’ should come here and show their guts to prevent these activities. But I doubt they will take any initiative.