The government is now in a state of contention amid the ongoing controversy over the new Amazon Prime web series ‘Tandav‘ The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting held a high-level meeting on objectionable content being served on OTT.
Sources said the ministry is also going to take a big decision on the offensive content and web series on OTT by this evening.
Create a regulation code
The government has already made it clear that the government may consider creating a code if the OTT platforms do not create self-regulation codes for themselves.
Sources in the ministry said that the meeting decided to decide the responsibilities along with freedom of expression. In the name of creative freedom, law and order cannot be allowed to be perverted.
No separate standard for OTT
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting believes that most of the films are being released on OTT due to the Corona disaster.
If the same movies were released on the big screen or TV, they would have to follow the content guidelines of the CBFC and Cable Regulation TV Act, which could not be different standards for theaters and OTT.
Earlier, a case has been registered in Lucknow against the producers and artists of the Amazon Prime web series ‘ Tandav ‘. Arrest efforts are also being made on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government.
The President of the India Hindu Mahasabha, Swami Chakrapani, has also raised questions about the cast of the series.
Swami Chakrapani said that all the artists in the series have been in constant controversies in the years before, their old tweets tell their thinking. BSP supremo Mayawati has also objected to the content of the series.