This includes acts like revenge porn and you can take action against such a person.

Personal Photos/Videos of You

Last updated on May 28, 2024

If someone takes, distributes or publishes your personal photographs or videos without your permission, it is considered a crime. For example, if someone takes pictures of your private parts and publishes them on their Facebook account, they have committed the offence of violation of privacy1. The punishment can be jail time up to three years or a fine up to two lakh rupees or both.

It is also a crime to take, view, or circulate pictures of a woman engaging in private acts. It is known as voyeurism2, and is punishable with jail time of up to 3 years and a fine.

  1. Section 66E, The Information Technology Act. []
  2. Section 354C, The Indian Penal Code. []

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Amit

July 21, 2022

Hello Sir, i was on dating app and i got one text and she was asking to text over whatsapp and i pinged her over there and she started asking for video call. I thought that will be a general convention but sudden she take off her cloths and cutted the call. Then she started blackmailing that she will upload my video with her. Please help…

Nyaaya

August 8, 2022

Please refer to our explainer on Reporting Online Abuse to file a complaint.

Harshad Wangekar

August 20, 2022

Someone spreading my marriage photos in my raltives without my permission.
I married a Muslim girl so someone spreading our photos on Instagram.
Is there any solution?

Nyaaya

August 22, 2022

You may file a complain following steps in this explainer

Shaikh Mohammed Bilal

July 22, 2022

This was around 6 months back an account followed me on instagram,a fake id named by priya_.dhole she told me to give nudes and I was shocked then she send hers so I got driven by this lust and I gave her my nudes turnsout he was a man,and I’m very sorry for my actions as I did not think this through so he blackmailed me that he will show it to my family and he knows all of them so I got scared and started crying because if they will ever know about this I could not live, so he told me to video call and asked for nudes, I was helpless I gave him and he promised to delete and gave me a screenshot, I was convinced but he came back yesterday and gave it to my friend and put it in the group, I’m embarassed by this and my mental health is low as ever as I also got other stresses and now he is telling to again give nudes please help me I don’t know what to do, I am constantly getting thoughts of suicide cause I cannot give him what he wants another time as it will be a scar to me always and if he tells my parents I could not live, I request you to look in it and hoping not to involve my parents

Nyaaya

August 12, 2022

Please refer to our explainer on Reporting Online Abuse to file a complaint.

Zahid mehboob

September 22, 2022

I need to report for personal video on Facebook

Nyaaya

September 29, 2022

You can report the video directly to Facebook by clicking on the “report” button in the video options.
If you want to file a complaint, you can refer to our explainer on Reporting Online Abuse

Sahay

August 7, 2023

Sir someone is publishing my sister photos on insta without her permission

Neha

December 18, 2023

Someone taking my snaps pics and making them nudes please help me

Rakhi gupta

July 11, 2024

My sister’s in laws are trying to harass her in the name of some of her private photos of her past relationship before marriage… They are showing those photos to everyone .. what can I do for it?.. please help.

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