In this present case which was brought to the SC by the petitioner, Advocate Aparna Bhat while representing the petitioner contended that though the cyber police portal was conducted no meetings in regard of the same between the center government and intermediaries of petitioner was conducted since December 2018. Therefore , it was sought by the petitioners to give directions in regard of the same.
NGO Prajwala in 2015 sent a letter to the then CJI HL Dattu in regard of the circulation of two videos showing sexual violence. To which SC already issued a notice to central government and various states also directed , CBI to start an investigation it was ordered by the bench of Justice UU Lalit and Madan B Lokur (now retired).
There were certain issues which were raised in this plea by the petitioner which are
1. Whether it can be allowed to store and circulate videos of sexual violence like this?
2. Can any mechanism be created to control the such events by the judicial authorities?
3. Is it legal to do any such thing under any law present in force?
4. What is the responsibility of law enforcement agencies related with such issues?
Also considering the above mentioned issues , the Apex court has acknowledged the initiatives taken by the Union Government also union had prepared the draft of guidelines for cyber police to handle issues of child pornography and directed the government to prepare SOP which is to be filed by 10/12/2019 and asked to send the copies of each SOP for suggestions and later implementation of the same. Also , court considered suggestions given by the committee formed of certain people eminent in this field to control the circulation of such contents on social media platforms.
Also the court considered the arguments given by the petitioner and gave a cut off date of 15th November 2018 for finalizing the SOP also while understanding the gravity of the matter asked the government to conduct meeting with the intermediaries as soon as possible and submit the report proving the same before the court within 4 weeks.