Indian politicians watch porn in Parliament

Indian politicians who are currently trying to force ISPs to censor the internet have been caught looking at porn in Parliament.

It seems that while they think that the rest of the world should not have access to whatever they like online, it is OK for them.

According to Reuters, three politicians from a morally conservative party, including a women’s affairs minister, have resigned after being caught watching pornography on a mobile phone during a session of state parliament.

Karnataka state minister for cooperation, Laxman Savadi, even shared a porn clip with colleague C.C. Patil, the minister for women and child development, while sitting in the state assembly.

The state minister for ports, science and technology, Krishna Palemar, who owned the phone with the porn clip also quit.

Patil requested the speaker of the house to conduct an inquiry and they will come out with a “clean chit”. We admit that we had to read his quote twice before we twigged he was not saying something rude.

The three said they did not want to cause any embarrassment for their party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which rules the state and is in opposition at a national level.

It appears a bit late for that. It seems that by looking at porn they angered the right-wing Hindu groups and by calling for it to be banned they have miffed rights activists.

Renuka Chowdhary, a former federal minister for women’s development and a member of the Congress Party, said that India is seen as a country where there already is a social mindset that women are disposable commodities and transferable properties.

People in positions of power have the responsibility to change things clearly have the same mindset and are busy watching porn, she said.