Some OTT platforms show pornography, content needs screening – Supreme Court

Why does Supreme Court need to tell this? Doesn’t the govt. understand this, even after repeated demands from several organisations? Nevertheless, the govt. has rolled out rules regarding OTT contents; however, it will be interesting to see whether the offenders will get punished!

New Delhi – ‘Some OTT (Over the top) platforms are broadcasting pornography. There is a need to screen the content’, Supreme Court observed during a hearing regarding the Amazon Prime web series, Tandav. The Court has also directed the Central govt. to submit the newly rolled out rules for regulating social media and online broadcasting platforms.


The court’s observations came as they were examining a plea challenging the rejection of an anticipatory bail plea filed by Amazon Prime India’s content head, Aparna Purohit. The case will be heard next week,

The Allahabad HC had refused to grant Purohit anticipatory bail, saying that “Western filmmakers have refrained from ridiculing Lord Jesus or the Prophet but Hindi filmmakers have done this repeatedly and are still doing this most unabashedly with Hindu Deities”.

The High Court observed that if such a trend is not stopped in the Hindi film industry, it may have ‘disastrous consequences for the Indian social, religious and communal order’.

The Allahabad HC had said that Purohit had not been “vigilant and has acted irresponsibly making her open to criminal prosecution in permitting streaming of a movie which is against the fundamental rights of the majority of citizens of this country and therefore, her fundamental right of life and liberty cannot be protected by grant of anticipatory bail to her in the exercise of discretionary powers of this court.”


(Refrence : TIMES NOW)

FIRs were also lodged against ‘Tandav’ makers and actors in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Bihar and Delhi.