Rajasthan High Court raised question over the Centre Condom Ads banning order between 6 am and 10 pm. Today, Rajasthan Court issued a notice to the Centre for asking why they have banned the Condom Ads. The bench was hearing a petition filed by a non-profit and called the order arbitrary and meaningless. As per the reports, a division bench of the Rajasthan High Court issued a notice to the Centre in which they are asking why the Centre has banned Condom Ads. However, Condom Ads are very important information for an upcoming generation in India.
As India is the second largest populated Country with 1.3 billion population. Thus, the government has started the Condom Ads on the Indian Television to make people aware of taking precautions before intimating. And the Condoms is the device which has been used during sexual intercourse to reduce sexually transmitted infection or a probability of pregnancy. However, on 11 December, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued an advisory to the Indian television channels for not broadcasting Condom advertisements in a day till 10 pm. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice for Condom Ads by saying advertisements inappropriate and indecent for Children’s. So, it should be aired only between 10 pm to 6 am. Although, despite banning Condom Ads broadcasting Ministry have to issue some guidelines on the making of advertisements.
According to sources, the petition said that the banning advertisements of condoms would hamper awareness programmes for the safe sexual intercourse. Also, the Global Alliance for the Human Rights that works for the welfare of the HIV patients said that the order of the Centre has violated the Constitution and the government has given no explanation on this order. The petition also added further that the government and the society have a responsibility to assure that teenagers get the necessary information about the physiological and emotional changes as this information are essential.