“We have gained a lot of complaints towards some serials readily available on OTT platforms. Films and serials introduced on OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not come below the purview of the Press Council Act, Cable Tv Networks (Regulation) Act or Censor Board. We will arrive up with some tips on it soon,” he claimed whilst addressing media.
The Minister also announced that comprehensive occupancy will be allowed in cinema halls from February 1 though subsequent all COVID-connected protocols.
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Written content on OTT platforms has not long ago fuelled controversy, top to public outcry and scheduling of makers of these programmes.
3 FIRs were being registered in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, Greater Noida and Shahjahanpur. Two FIRs were lodged in Madhya Pradesh whilst one FIR each was lodged in Karnataka and Bihar. Apart from the FIRs, at minimum a few other criminal complaints are pending in Maharashtra, Delhi and Chandigarh respectively pertaining to written content aired on OTT.
FIRs have been registered for the alleged inappropriate depiction of Uttar Pradesh Law enforcement personnel, deities and adverse portrayal of a character playing the position of prime minister in the present.
Before, the Bombay High Court docket had granted a transit pre-arrest bail to director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and Purohit towards whom a scenario was registered in Lucknow.