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Ministry of HRD concerned over depiction of Sexa in Chhichhore, asks all engineering colleges to conduct surprise check in hostel rooms for porn 

18, Sep 2019 By @jurnoleast

Chhichhore may be ringing cash registers at the box office, but the movie has got the HRD Ministry concerned over depiction of the a particular character in the movie.

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The character named Sexa, is a porn addict engineering student with a stash of Playboy magazine’s neatly arranged under his mattress.

Apparently, Sexa has spooked the Ministry authorities, who were worried over the depiction and if it was closer to reality.

“The movie has sparked a discussion on social media and many seem to relate to Sexa. Saw many users tagging their college mates on Facebook while getting nostalgic about their hostel days,” a highly placed ministry official said.

“From what we understand, every engineering college has at least one character like Sexa. This is worrying news for institutes of higher education. One bad apple can spoil the entire batch. We want to weed out such Sexa’s,” he added.

Ministry of HRD has now asked engineering colleges across the country to conduct random checks in hostel rooms and confiscate pornographic material.

At IIT Mumbai, students have been voluntarily asked to surrender any porn material in their possession.

Data on hard drives is also being scanned along with possibility of porn being stored on a private server.

“This is a learning process for us too. It seems porn is called pondy in hostel lingo and the guy hosting the material on the server is ‘pondy king’. We are on the lookout for such pondy kings in our institute,” said the hostel warden at IIT Mumbai.

The quantum of punishment for hoarding porn has not yet been decided, but sources say that any student found with porn will be counselled first and repeat offenders could be barred from placement process.

A few students were rounded up for viewing pornographic content in hostel premises. But were later let off after it was found that they were just watching Savdhaan India episode.