On Thursday, the Apex Court issued notices to the makers & producers of the web-series ‘Mirzapur’ and Amazon Prime Video.
A Bench headed by the CJI S A Bobde admitted the plea & sought a response from the makers of the web-series & Over The Top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video.
The plea sought a direction that the Govt of India set up a core screening committee for web series, films, or other programmes which are directly released online platforms.
The petition said that “Ministry of Information & Broadcasting must make a certificate from a government authority mandatory before releasing any web series, movies, or program on OTT platforms”.
The Public Interest Litigation was filed by Sujeet Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur, who said the web series makers have shown Mirzapur as a city of goons & adulteress.
The plea has made Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Excel Entertainment Pvt Ltd, and Amazon Prime Video, as parties in the case.
Recently, another controversy related to a web-series ‘Tandav’ has surfaced for hurting religious sentiments.
OTT platforms are streaming media services offered directly over the Internet.