Cyber Stalking: Development and Need for Law Reforms

By Shrutika Garg, Jamnalal Bajaj School of Legal Studies, Banasthali Vidyapith.

The technological era has led to so many changes in the lifestyle of people. But it has also opened doors for criminal offenders. Earlier, there was a crime called stalking, which meant following someone, or annoying them to cause trouble. This stalking was seen in the small colonies, cities, etc. In this digital era, when people can easily reach any corner of the world, this crime has taken a different form, called Cyber Stalking. Cyberstalking is the use of Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual, a group, or an organisation. It may include defaming the person, libel or slander, or imposing false accusations with a desire to control, intimidate or influence the victim. Women and children are the biggest targets of such offenders. (more…)