Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday held a press convention at Nationwide Media Centre in New Delhi to situation pointers for social media, digital media, and OTT platforms. With the rise in FIRs filed in opposition to net sequence, issues being raised every day for ‘unintentionally hurting the feelings’ and rampant abuse of social media platform, the Centre issued ‘cheap and accountable’ laws.
This is some current controversies that foreshadowed to this step by the Centre —
Amazon Prime Video’s Tandav sequence was accused of wounding spiritual sentiments for its depiction of Hindu deities. Tandav, a nine-episode political thriller starring Bollywood biggies- Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub, turned the centre of controversy over a scene with Zeeshan Ayyub, within the function of school pupil Shiva, taking part in the Hindu god Mahadev in a theatre manufacturing. Because the controversy escalated, the present makers tried to defuse the state of affairs and eliminated the controversial portion from the present.
The makers and actors had been booked in Lucknow beneath sections 153 A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith, race, and so forth), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the faith of any class), 501 (1)(B) (public mischief with intent to trigger worry or alarm) of the IPC and beneath related sections of the Data Expertise Act.
Centre says Netflix film ‘Gunjan Saxena’ depicts IAF in a foul mild
Centre and IAF filed a plea looking for a keep on the published, telecast, digital, or OTT launch in addition to theatre launch of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Woman claiming that it maligns the ‘dignity and status’ of the IAF. In addition they stated that the movie’s portrayal of IAF exhibits practices of gender biases which ‘damages the IAF’s status’ and no NOC has been taken from IAF by the movie producers.
They additional contended that the movie was not proven to the preview committee and no MoU was signed earlier than the discharge which is a normal apply. Delhi HC refused to grant an interim keep on the published of the movie based mostly on Gunjan Saxena’s life whereas asking Dharma Productions Non-public Restricted, Karan Yash Johar, Zee Leisure Enterprises Restricted, Netflix, and others to file a response on the Centre and IAF’s plea in opposition to the movie.
AK vs AK controversy
The Indian Air Power took objection to the “inaccurately” donned uniform of the pressure in addition to the language used within the trailer of Anil Kapoor starrer Netflix film AK vs AK. Anil Kapoor later took to his Twitter deal with to share a video and tendered an apology for a similar. Kapoor additionally defined why he’s sporting the uniform and the explanation behind utilizing the ‘unparliamentary language.’
In a tweet, the Indian Air Power (IAF) stated: “associated scenes” are wanted to be withdrawn. “The IAF uniform on this video is inaccurately donned & the language used is inappropriate. This doesn’t conform to the behavioral norms of these within the Armed Forces of India. The associated scenes must be withdrawn. @NetflixIndia @anuragkashyap72,” the IAF tweeted.
Within the trailer, Kapoor is seen donning an untucked trademark blue full sleeve shirt of the IAF. In one of many dialogues, Kapoor used cuss phrases. Content material platform Netflix too apologized and wrote, “Hon. @IAF_MCC, our intention would by no means be to disrespect the Armed Forces of India in any regard. AK Vs. AK is a movie wherein Anil Kapoor and his co-stars are taking part in themselves as actors.”
Different OTT exhibits
Huma Qureshi starrer Leila was criticised because it harm Hindu sentiments by selling Hinduphobia. Common sequence reminiscent of Sacred Video games, A Appropriate Boy and Mirzapur amongst a number of others which have ended up in courtroom instances.
Abuse of Social Media
Social media’s potential to proliferate and amplify pretend information and particular pursuits has been spoken about on the world stage, and India is hardly an exception. Social media giants are at loggerheads with governments right here as they’re overseas and a examine of a few of the causes displays a particular sense of double-standards when it comes to guidelines.
Over the previous months, WhatsApp and Twitter have been referred to as out by the Authorities of India – the IT Ministry specifically – for such double requirements. WhatsApp has placed on maintain a privateness coverage replace for India that it hasn’t tried to impose on its customers in Europe, as an example, whereas Twitter has proven reluctance to droop anti-India handles that unfold harmful rumours and instigated on-ground rioting on Republic Day in New Delhi, however has no qualms about shutting out then sitting US President Donald Trump on account of the Capitol Hill riot from the primary week of January.
Fb has additionally are available for its fair proportion of criticism and controversy, particularly in Australia the place it blocked information publishing on account of the federal government insisting it pay information publishers for posting their content material. Whereas Fb contended that it gives attain, for which it put forth an enormous cash worth with out adequately explaining why. The stand-off between Australia and Fb, which has witnessed a thaw on Thursday following negotiations and compromises on each side, is probably going being watched and studied throughout the globe.
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