Kozhikode: Loktantrik Janata Dal state president and Rajya Sabha MP, Shreyams Kumar demanded immediate measures to ensure speedy punishment for those who assault and abuse women via social media.
It is very shameful to Kerala, a state with highest literacy rate, that the women should take to streets to protect their dignity. During the present times, we witness how new age media reflects the deteriorating mental health. Social media is not a place where anyone can say anything and everything. Strict actions are required to control such actions, he opined.
Shreyams Kumar also demanded adequate amendments in laws to check mass attack in cyberspace. The IT Act, which was last amended 12 years back, should be modified to suit the need of the hour, he added.
More than trying to ensure punishment to the guilty, preventing the crime should be given more importance. The women who were compelled to take things into their own hands, have given out a warning that there could be severe repercussions for cyber misconducts, he further stated referring to a group of women, including dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi, thrashing YouTuber Vijay P Nair and pouring black oil on him for allegedly uploading a number of derogatory videos on women online.