New Delhi, January 21
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the makers and producers of the web-series “Mirzapur” and Amazon Prime Video.
A Bench headed by Chief justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde admitted the plea and sought a response from the makers of the web-series and Over The Top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video.
The petition sought a direction that the government of India set up a core screening committee for web series, films or other programmes which are directly released on online platforms.
“The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting must make a certificate from a government authority mandatory before releasing any web series, movies, or program on OTT platforms,” the plea said.
The PIL was filed by Sujeet Kumar Singh, resident of Mirzapur, who said the web-series makers had shown Mirzapur as a city of goons and adulteress.
The plea has made the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Excel Entertainment Private Limited and Amazon Prime Video as parties in the case.
Recently, another controversy related to web-series “Tandav” surfaced for hurting religious sentiments. ANI