Do you support Government's order to ban condom ads during 6 Hrs. to 22 Hrs.On last Monday (11th December, 2017) the Government directed the television channels not to air advertisements selling and promoting condoms, because these are indecent especially for children and can create unhealthy practices among them. The advisory issued by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting quoted Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994, banning an "advertisement which endangers the safety of children or create in them any interest in unhealthy practices or shows them begging or in an undignified or indecent manner." The advisory has warned the television channels that any failure to follow the advisory would attract action as per the provisions of the said rules.
Personally speaking, I find the advertisements of condoms are very sensuous and small children are automatically attracted to these advertisements. They ask uncomfortable questions to their parents and elders which are difficult to answer. So, I support the decision of the Government, although many people find this advisory ridiculous.
So, I seek to know the opinion of knowledgeable Members on this advisory. Do they find it justified or ridiculous?