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Uttar Pradesh declares ‘Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh’ as Tax Free Movie as it focusses on Sensitive Issue of Child Abuse

The film talks about the sensitive issue of child abuse

A still from the film Kahaani 2, Youtube

Mumbai, Dec 17, 2016: In an amazing turn of events “Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh” starring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh, mentioned PTI.

Both Vidya,37 and Sujoy Ghosh, the director of the movie took to twitter to share this news with their fans.

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Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh took to twitter to share the news with their fans
Kahaani 2 Movie declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh wikimedia

“Today the 3rd week for ‘Kahaani 2’ starts on a good note… It has been declared tax free in UP,” Vidya tweeted.

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While, Ghosh wrote, “‘Kahaani 2’ becomes tax free in UP…

So, in case you can… Do go and see…”

The film talks about the sensitive issue of child abuse and is jointly produced by Kushal Kantilal Gada, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Aksshay Jayantilal Gada and Ghosh.

Released on December 2, the film is a sequel to the 2012 suspense thriller “Kahaani”, directed by Ghosh.

 – prepared by Saptaparni Goon of NewsGram. Twitter: @saptaparni_goon

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Dating apps Tinder and Grindr were being questioned over their age verification requirements after several child abuse cases came into light.

“Lax controls on apps used by millions, such as Tinder and Grindr are giving sexual predators and paedophiles easy access to children,” Britain’s The Sunday Times said in a report.

About 30 incidents of child rape have been investigated since 2015 in the UK alone.

A man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi, India. (VOA)

“Documents reveal 60 further cases of child sex offences via online dating services, including grooming, kidnapping and violent sexual assault,” the report said on Monday.

A person 18 years or older cannot see Tinder profiles of users aged 17 and under. Similarily teenagers can view only profiles within the 13-17 age group, information available on public domain suggests.

The report, however, raised questions on the security of app users on such popular dating sites.

“We are consistently evaluating and refining our processes to prevent underage access, and will always work with law enforcement, where possible, to protect our users as well. We don’t to want minors on Tinder. Period,” The Verge quoted a Tinder spokesperson as saying.

Tinder Dating App. Source: Digital Trends

The dating companies claimed to have been using algorithmic and human screening tools to keep children from using their apps.

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“We are saddened to learn of these reports. Grindr is committed to creating a safe and secure environment to help our community connect and thrive, and any account of sexual abuse or other illegal behavior is troubling to us as well as a clear violation of our terms of service. We are constantly working to improve our tools,” a Grindr spokesperson said.

Launched in 2012, Tinder has 57 million users around the world and Grindr, founded as a gay dating app in 2009, has 27 million users worldwide. (IANS)