Sharing of obscene photos and messages on internet whether legal

Hi this a boy. Is it legal to sex chatting in internet? The sharing of nude photo to another on whatsup or internet is legal or illegal. Give me the right suggestions. Thank you

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As per the IT Act section. 67. " Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form.
Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published in the electronic form, any
material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to
tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant
circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it, shall be
punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may
extend to five years and with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees and in the event of
a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term
which may extend to ten years and also with fine which may extend to two lakh rupees."

the law comes in action,
1. if your chats are intercepted or comes in hands of law enforcers
2. if one of the party complaints

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86 votes

Hello ,

First of all just mention your age for this question.

Second with whom you are doing all this chatting (Sexting) is also very important , i mean to say boy or girl ? With concern or without concern ?
Which kind of language you are using ?
What is age of other person ? etc..

To share , talk or trying do so , all are punishable act under IPC & Information Technology Act, 2000.

Here i am not going in detail without necessary information. Hop you will get my point.

Chintan Pathak
Techlawyer & Cyber Security Consultant

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