Kerala government has banned the use of mobile phone in education institutions up to higher-secondary level.
The mobile phone ban was taken into consideration after rising complaints of misuse of mobile phone had been made. Many cases came into the limelight, stating that cyber crimes using mobile phones have increased.
Till date, around 14 cases have been registered under provisions of the Information Technology Act. Most of the cases were pertained to threatening women, forwarding obscene pictures and messages as well as clicking photos of women without their permission.
The minister finalized on the ban of mobile phone after a report on a girl student attempting suicide case was reported. It was believed that she was allegedly strip-searched in class to check if she was carrying a cell phone after one of the student complained to the headmistress that the girl was seen speaking on the phone. However, the school management denies the allegation of the girl being stripped.