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Many flout the Golden rule of porn: DNOW

“Like most other illegal activities, watching porn is a hallowed private pleasure. You may, in a spirit of brotherly bonding, share it with the Minister of Cooperation. But such largesse is hazardous because you do not want it traced back to your email, certainly not your ministerial email or official phone,” my colleagues Sandip Roy and Lakshmi Chaudhry had written yesterday .

The three Karnataka MLAs who quit as a result of their being caught watching (and sharing) pornography in the Karnataka Assembly completely ignored this Golden Rule.

And they are not alone.

 Many flout the Golden rule of porn: DNOW

Like most other illegal activities, watching porn is a hallowed private pleasure. AFP

For example, take Debasish Majumder, who, thanks to being bored during jury duty, thought that he’d have a dekko. A veteran London court clerk caught surfing porn sites during a rape trial said he did so "because he was bored."

Debasish Majumder, 54, pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct in public office and five counts of possession of indecent images, the UK Daily Mail reported.

Or take the case of a US state senator who was ‘checking his inbox’ and just happened to stumble upon some cool, and nude, pix.

This one, in Indonesia, is very similar to the Karnataka incident. “Looks like the United States isn't the only country with sanctimonious, hypocritical politicians. Turns out Indonesia's got them too. One of their finest lawmakers, MP Arifinto, (who simply goes by one name, kind of like Cher) who's been known to sponsor anti-porn legislation, was busted watching, what else, porn while on the job in Parliament. When caught, Arifinto cited the old "I was just clicking a link in my email" excuse. You just try using that line the next time you sneak a peak at NSFW videos in the office and see how it turns out,” nerve.com reports.

Or an Australian banker, who is captured watching porn – even as he is on live news television!

Back home, there’s the Sikh priest who gets caught – and hurtles into big trouble. “The humiliated priest, however, managed to slip and is at large. An FIR has been registered against the absconding priest at a nearby police station. Rajesh Kumar, an SHO of the police station where an FIR has been registered told media persons, “We have registered an FIR under IPC section 295 against the accused priest Gurpreet Singh after fully checking his mobile that indeed had porn video clip downloaded from somewhere,” reports Merinews

Love that little bit about ‘fully checking his mobile’.

Perhaps Sandip and Lakshmi should have their Dummy’s Guide for politicians watching porn made into required reading across the world..

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Updated Date: Feb 09, 2012 15:01:43 IST