Pornography act,2012 bangladesh
learn pornography act 2012 in Bangladesh perspective
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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WELCOME TO OUR PRESENTATION
Md. Jakaria khondaker 2010-3-13-047
S M Sharia Majumder 2011-1-10-388
Jeky Roy 2011-1-10-393
Md. Rakibul Islam 2010-2-10-328
Md. Anique Islam 2010-2-10-318
Annafe Alam 2010-2-10-144
Pornography Act is a new section of law; which is enacted
by Bangladesh parliament and approved by president on 8th
march 2012. The emergence of this new section is to protect
deteriorated social ethical and moral value due to wide
spread of sexual video among Childs and adults , safeguard
females from sexual harassment and blackmailing , prevent
wide spread of video, MMS and picture through mediums of
communications and take necessary steps to punish people
who deals with porn video and its distribution.
Pornography rules in BD.
Investigating procedures to identify crime.
Rule and procedure regarding inquiry, inspection and
detainment/seize of porn.
Punishments given on the crimes.
Exceptional to this act.
Other’s section under pornography act.
Pornography rules in BD
Section 2 describe the definition of pornography .According
to pornography act; talking , gesture , acting , nude or half
nude dance video or still picture, magazine , book, statue,
cartoon ,lift late which increase sexual desire and has no use
in case of education and arts will be considered as
Pornography rules in BD
Section 3 describe the enforcement of the act on the crimes
and aspects; related to pornography; although clauses of
other act might conflict with it on some aspect. The act has
utmost priority on any issue related to pornography.
Section 4: the detainment, distribution and promotion of
porn or erratic stuff are abandoned.
Investigating procedures to identify
Investigating procedures to identify crime related to this act
is described under section 5 are given bellow-
Sec 5 (1); person assigned to perform inquiry must be sub-
inspector or any defense officer; holding equivalent position.
Sec 5 (2); time to accomplish the investigation is 30 working
days in general. If the case is not solved within 30 working
day then time can be expanded up to 15 working days with
permission of superior officers.
Sec 5 ( 3 (2)) ; if the investigation can’t be made within the
reasonable time ; although it is already extended up to 15day
along with 30 working days; due to any valid reasons then
time for proper investigation can be enhanced up to 30
working days with the permissions of law court.
Rule and procedure regarding inquiry,
inspection and detainment seize of porn
Sec 6(1); by the help and use of right assigned by penal
code; the inspector or sub-inspector can instantly arrest a
suspect; a criminal under this act.
Sec 6(2) ; soft copy , hard copy ( CD,DVD ,HDD ,
computer accessories ,mobile phone containing porn staffs)
can be shown as evidence to proof the suspect criminal in
Sec 6(3) ; evidence against criminal can also be gathered
from crime related records in other third parties such as
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission,
mobile operators , internet service providers etc.
Punishments given on the crimes
Sec 8 (1); In pornography act capturing video or still picture of
sexual intercourse or behaviors that increase sexual sensation
with or without consent of the parties; whose are in sexual
interaction; is considered as crime under section 8 of
pornography act 2012 and punishment for the crime is
maximum 8 year imprisonment and 2 lacks taka fine under
section 8 of the pornography act 2012.
Sec 8(6); According to minority act 1878 a minor is belongs to
any age bellow 18 year and making a porn video with minor is
major crime and for this criminal will be convicted for 10 year
imprisonment and 5 lack taka fine.
Sec 8(3); Distribution of pornography via any electronic
device, internet, social communication site or hand to hand is
punishable under this act. For such types of crime he will be
gone into imprisonment for utmost 5 year and 2 lack taka fine.
Punishments given on the crimes
Sec8(4);When public disturbance, troubles and chaos
revealed due to distribution, exhibition or publication will be
punishable as maximum 2 year in jail along with 1 lack taka
Sec 8(5); production, sale, purchase, distribution, promotion,
informing source of porn expressively or attempt to do any
such act is punishable for utmost 2 year in jail and 1 lack
Sec 8(7); persons committing assistance or association with
actions described in sec 8(5) is punishable equally
Other’s section under pornography
Section 10 describes whether this act is enforced on practice
and it has avoidable option. Here the act is “Cognizable”
Section 11 describes the procedure of judgment procedure.
The judgmental procedure will be made in accordance to the
guideline of penal code. The judgmental procedure can be
assigned to the tribunal by enacting gazette by government.
Section 12 indicates person; adjudged as criminal in court
and tribunal; had given an option of appeal within 30 day
from the date on verdict is proclaimed in court and tribunal.
Exceptional to this act
Any book, manuscript, depicted photos on some object
(having trace of sexual objects) holding for the use of
religious purpose will be considered under the rule and
regulation of the act.
Any prohibited stuffs under this act used in development or
re-modification of holy place for pray or statue to worship;
will not be covered by this act.
Any vitiated stiff drawn or painted on the surface of
transport; will not be covered by this act
Overall this Act is definitely a timely attempt by the
Government to hold back the increasing number of videos of
sexual actions; being recorded and released in the internet;
and now we await few convictions of the charged criminals
to ascertain noteworthy example in the society so that the
criminal minds; which are emerging conspiracy to get new
pornography videos recorded; are scared and terrified.