TOI: Stop publishing novel 'Agent Rana' with sexual content inappropriate for children

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“I will give you the time of your life in bed tonight”

“I will keep the bed warm for you”

“My hero.. You were masterful with them.. Now I will make it worth your while”

This is some of sexual content that my son has been exposed to after the Times of India published a graphic novel in its newspaper. My sons, aged 7 and 10 go through the newspaper everyday. Being young they are attracted to pictures and anything that has graphics in them.

I was horrified when I saw such explicit content in a newspaper. Leading newspaper, The Times of India has been publishing adult graphic novel Agent Rana everyday

I am not against creativity or freedom of expression. I truly believe that artistic freedom is important. The creator has all the right to come up with a character who uses her sexuality or uses blunt language.

But should adult content like this be published in a newspaper easily accessible to children?

Sign my petition and ask the Times of India to Stop publishing graphic novel Agent Rana with sexual content not appropriate for children

Like my sons, many children read the newspaper everyday. The news is already filled with real-life violence and other difficult issues.  

As a parent, I try and explain the news to them in an appropriate manner and raise awareness and sensitivity in them.

But that becomes much harder to do, when they are simultaneously exposed to over-the-top fictional and sexualised content.

And then there are many children who read newspapers unsupervised, what about the impact on them?  

The Times of India plans to publish this graphic novel in several installments in newspapers across the country.

Sign my petition and ask The Times of India to stop publishing such content immediately.

SIGN MY PETITION and ask Times of India to stop publishing sexual content not appropriate for children in their graphic novel

TOI claims to have the highest readership in the country. They need to realise that with power comes great responsibilities too

 



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