National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) would be the designated nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a government portal that records child pornography and sexual violence videos.
The decision was taken after a high-level meeting was convened on Tuesday to discuss recommendations on ways to curb “sexual violence” videos involving women and children.
The NCRB would coordinate with service providers such as Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp and ask them to block malicious videos and contents.
Explaining the details of the meet, an official said, ‘Since we are only a crime record agency a government notification has been issued under the Information Technology Act, 2000 to enable us take action against such videos. Whenever such incidents are reported, we will write to service providers and ask them to block the content, we will coordinate with them’.
The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also attended the meeting. It was also attended by NSA Ajit Doval as well as Director of Intelligence Bureau.