NCPCR issues notice to Netflix to stop streaming ‘Bombay Begums’

Children are depicted having sexually suggestive conversations in the web series

The rules framed by the Central Government for the web series do not have any effects on their producers as is evident from this. This is the reason the Supreme Court had said that a stringent law is required to stop such shows.

Mumbai – A ban on the web series ‘Bombay Begums’ presently being streamed by the OTT, Netflix has been demanded by the ‘National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)’. This web series was released on 8th March, Women’s Day.
  1. NCPCR has alleged that there is inappropriate portrayal of children in the web series. A notice to stop streaming this web series has also been sent to Netflix and a clarification has been sought within 24-hours. Failing which they have been warned of legal action.
  2. Casual sex by minors and the use of drugs among children is aired in Bombay Begums. This kind of depiction has a negative impact on society. A wrong message goes to society.
  3. NCPCR is of the view that web series with this kind of content will not only pollute the young minds of the children but it may also lead to abuse and exploitation of children in the hands of perpetrators.