Jain monk demands ban on porn sites in India

Acharya had also filed a petition seeking a ban on sex education in schools and alleged it was an effort to instigate minor children for untimely sex

Jain monk demands ban on porn sites in India

Celebrated Jain monk Acharya Vijayratnasundar Surishwarji said on Saturday that he has filed a petition in court seeking a nationwide ban on pornographic websites thus giving new life to the debate on the issue. The monk considers pornographic sites harms the Indian culture.

"People often tell me that since I am a religious preacher, I should focus on spirituality. However, I feel that I have responsibility towards the society which has accepted me as its own for 40 years. Pornography destroys our culture and offends Indian values. Therefore, it is my responsibility to protect it," said Acharya, who is visiting Ahmedabad after 17 years.


On Saturday morning, the local Jains organised a welcome function for the saint at Vasna. He is expected to deliver 'Parivartan Pravachanmala' from January 8 to 17 near Dharnidhar bridge.

He had also filed a petition seeking a ban on sex education in schools and alleged it was an effort to instigate minor children for untimely sex.

Acharya also denounced current education system in India and said that there is no emphasis on value-based education. "Teaching has not remained heart-touching. Schools are only teaching exam oriented topics without focus on value education in the curriculum. Students know how to score marks and pass an exam but don't know how to tackle the challenges of life," he said.

"The education system has clearly failed as it only adds to stress among students and drive many to commit suicide. When Smriti Irani was the Union education minister, I had represented this before her. If my guru further permits me, I shall once again bring this to the government's notice," the Acharya added.