The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has issued a stern warning to filmmakers and over-the-top (OTT) media providers in opposition to films or net sequence that will present the Hindu faith in a “disparaging” method.
VHP spokesperson Shiraj Nair has warned them of authorized penalties if filmmakers and platforms refuse to toe the road.
“Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal strictly warns all filmmakers and OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon, MX Participant, Alt Balaji and so on to instantly cease anti-Hindu net sequence or films ridiculing or mocking Hindu Dharma.” He added that in case of violations, “We are going to take authorized motion”.
Although it’s unclear what prompted this sudden warning, this isn’t the primary time the VHP has raised its voice in opposition to content material it thinks is inappropriate on OTT platforms. Final December, on the concluding day of its three-day Central Council assembly held in Mangaluru, the VHP expressed sturdy reservation in opposition to “immoral ads” and exhibits and demanded a ban on them.
“There was a deterioration of Hindu values within the society, which has resulted within the incidences of girls being focused,” famous VHP again then.
This 12 months, the VHP”s Matru Shakti, a unit concerned in engaged on girls”s points too had raised voice on the portrayal of girls, notably on OTT platforms.
Late, final 12 months, Exhibits akin to ”Leila”, ”Patriot Act” (each streaming on Netflix) and ”The Last Name” (on Zee5) have been flagged for his or her provocative content material.
Final 12 months, a PIL within the Supreme Courtroom had alleged that the content material of a number of exhibits on OTT platforms violates provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Data Know-how Act.
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