So far as I understand, Sections 292, 292A, 293 and 294 of the Indian Penal Code specifically criminalize circulating obscene material, unless such material is intended as art, education.

Is there any law in India that prevents a person from using/viewing such obscene material within privacy of the 4 walls of his/her home? Is it a crime for him/her to do it?

(For instance, watching pornography in private, though circulating it is a crime).

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Nope. With the exception of child pornography, you can view any other type of pornography legally within your home. This is mentioned in Information Technology Bill. In fact, browsing for child porn is illegal and can land you in jail. Other than that you are free to watch porno at home legally without landing you into any trouble.

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