New Delhi, Jan. 26 -- A committee of parliamentarians drawn up to suggest ways to combat spread of child pornography has recommended digital messaging and social networking service providers be made to bypass end-to-end encryption to track down suspects and all devices sold in India must have new software that detects attempts to access such content.

The suggestions include interventions such as making intermediaries - companies like Facebook that runs WhatsApp and Google that owns Gmail - adhere to a code of conduct to make internet safer for children and for changes to laws that make punishment harsher for convicts and give the government more power to block suspect online content.

"It (the committee) also feels that the Prime Minister ...