Monday, January 24, 2011

Government Is Responsible For Growing Cyber Crimes In India

Cyber crimes in India have increased at an alarming stage. What is worrisome is the fact that it is the Indian government itself that is responsible for this menace. India has a sole cyber law that is incorporated in the information technology act, 2000 (IT Act, 2000). Though it needed improvements but there was no case for its deterioration to the detriment of national interest of India.

Indian government brought the deleterious information technology amendment act, 2008 (IT Act, 2008). Through this amendment almost all the cyber crimes have been made bailable and this removed all sorts of deterrence for the cyber criminals in India and world wide. Indian cyber law is already a piecemeal attempt and this amendment further made it a bane for India.

Concerns regarding India becoming a safe heaven for cyber criminals were incessantly raised by techno legal experts of India but Indian government did not pay heed to the same. Naturally, the present situation was bound to arise.

In the interest of India, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh must urgently intervene and ensure that an effective, strong and stringent cyber law is enacted. The present cyber law of India is doing much more harm than any help for India.