Sindh High Court has ordered the Pakistan Telecom Authority to take necessary measures to delete all obscene content on YouTube and to ensure that no obscene material is uploaded on YouTube.
Court further said that failure to implement these orders will directly hold Chairman PTA responsible for this.
The order was issued by a Division Bench of the High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Syed Zakir Hussain on a constitution petition filed by Sikander Shah who prayed the court to order the relevant police officials to register a FIR for necessary police action and investigation of an illegal act, against respondent Faheem Mughal for uploading altered obscene photographs of his daughter on YouTube.
According to petitioner, who is a resident of Mirpur Khas, respondent Fahim who was a class fellow of her daughter took her photographs from his daughter’s camera phone and also managed to acquire some of her other photographs, altered and uploaded them on YouTube leaving them for viewing for millions of users of the website worldwide.
He pleads the court that Fahim has committed a criminal act that has brought undeserved disgrace and shame to his daughter, him and his family and thus should be adequately punished as per the law.
The court also ordered the Town Police Officer of Mirpur Khas to register the FIR against Fahim Mughal and to have the case investigated by a police officer no lower than the level of a DSP. The Court also ordered respondent Fahim Mughal to deposit a personal surety bond in the sum of Rs 100,000.
It merits mentioning here that there are established businesses based on such leaked pictures and videos or even altered ones. These websites/individuals invade pictures of girls from their camera phones, facebook, orkut, Flickr, Photobucket profiles and then make them available to million of internet users to earn money. In some other cases individuals do such activities just for fun.
Via AllVoices and BBC Urdu