Today, during the hearing on the OTT platform, the Supreme Court has said that control over it is necessary. The Supreme Court has said that pornographic content is being shown on the OTT platform and it is necessary to control it. The government should keep its new rules on record.
The Supreme Court said these things during the hearing of the petition of Amazon Prime Content Head Aparna Purohit. Its hearing is adjourned for tomorrow. Aparna Purohit has sought a stay on the arrest in the FIR registered in Lucknow for the web series Tandava.
Let us tell you that Aparna Purohit was not relieved from the High Court. After that he moved the Supreme Court. Section 153 (a) (1) (B), 295-A, 505 (1) (B) 505 (2) of Indian Penal Code by Aparna Purohit and Section 66 and 67 of Information Technology Act and Section of SC / ST Act. A petition for anticipatory bail was filed under 3 (1) (r).
What is dispute
Tandav series was released on Amazon Prime some time ago. There was a dispute on some scenes of the series. An FIR was registered against Aparna and six other co-accused. They were accused of having objectionable material in their series. This film adversely affects the image of the Uttar Pradesh Police. In it, two artists are shown drinking alcohol and abusing and riding a Dial 100 police vehicle.
It is alleged that with the intention of inciting communal sentiments, depiction of Hindu deities has not been done in the right way. The post of the Prime Minister is depicted in the film in such a way that it can adversely affect the democratic system of the country and at the same time, things related to caste and community are deliberately done in such a way that it affects public peace. Could. Due to all these issues, an FIR has been lodged against the producer / director, actor / actresses of this movie series.
Government’s new guideline for OTT platform
Meanwhile, the central government has tightened the rules governing OTT platforms and social media such as Netflix-Amazon Prime and MX Player. Streaming companies now have to remove objectionable content coming after complaints. At the same time, companies like Facebook-WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter will have to appoint a Grievance Redressal Officer to monitor the content and the government will have to cooperate in the investigation. Read here – How will the new guidelines released for OTT-social media affect you?