An FIR was registered in opposition to two officers of the streaming platform Netflix India in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly hurting non secular sentiments via the online sequence ‘A Appropriate Boy’. The sequence directed by Mira Nair exhibits kissing scenes on the premises of a temple.
Madhya Pradesh House Minister Narottam Mishra mentioned that the FIR has named Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content material (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public Insurance policies (Netflix). The grievance was filed by Bhartaiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BYJM) nationwide secretary Gaurav Tiwari who demanded apology from Netflix India and the makers of the sequence and elimination of objectionable scenes which he said had been additionally “encouraging love jihad”.
“Kissing scenes (filmed) inside a temple of Lord Maheshwar (a historic city positioned on the banks of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh) have harm the feelings of Hindus. That is additionally encouraging ‘love jihad’,” Tiwari had said.
House Minister Mishra in a video mentioned, “ I had requested officers to look at the sequence ‘A Appropriate Boy’ being streamed on Netflix to verify if kissing scenes in it had been filmed in a temple and if it harm non secular sentiments. The examination prima facie discovered that these scenes are hurting the feelings of a selected faith.”
“On the idea of a grievance filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered beneath part 295 (A) (malicious acts to outrage and insulting the non secular emotions and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Rewa in opposition to Netflix officials- Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana,” he added.
The six half sequence is an adaptation of the e-book A Appropriate Boy written by Vikram Seth. The sequence has been directed by famend filmmaker Mira Nair who has made movies like Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding ceremony and The Namesake.
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