Madhya Pradesh police on Monday booked two executives of OTT platform Netflix for allegedly hurting non secular sentiments by releasing a web-series ‘ Appropriate Boy’, having kissing scenes filmed at a temple in MP, police mentioned.
The FIR was registered on the grievance of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha nationwide chief Gaurav Tiwari. Tiwari in his grievance mentioned the kissing scenes have been filmed within the temple the place Shiv Linga and folks singing bhajans could be seen within the background.
Residence minister Narottam Mishra, who had additionally taken objection to the scenes and ordered an inquiry on Sunday, mentioned the police examined the scenes and located the scenes to be insulting Hindu non secular sentiments.
Nonetheless, Mishra mentioned the FIR was lodged on the grievance of Gaurav Tiwari underneath part 295 (A) (malicious acts to outrage and insult the non secular emotions and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“With insulting Hindu non secular sentiments, the makers and OTT platform officers are additionally selling Love Jihad as within the obscene scene, the girl is acknowledged to be a Hindu and the person is a Muslim. With elimination of obscene scenes, the makers ought to apologise for this error.”
Mishra additionally mentioned because the scenes have been filmed in Maheshwar Temple, positioned on the financial institution of Narmada River in Khargone district and added that the state authorities will inquire how the native administration allowed capturing of such scenes on the holy place.
Rewa superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar Singh mentioned the FIR was lodged towards Monika Shergill, vice chairman, content material (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, director, public insurance policies (Netflix).
“The police are investigating the matter.”
Netflix has not responded but to a request for a remark from HT.