The Supreme Court issued a notice to the producers and producers of the web series Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video on Thursday.
Bench Sharad Arvind Bobde, led by the Chief Justice of India (CJI), acknowledged the request to ban the series and sought a response from the producer of the Web series and the top (OTT) platform Amazon Prime Video.
The direction sought by the petition is that the Indian government has established a core screening committee for web series, movies, or other programs released directly on online platforms.
The statement said: “The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting must obtain a mandatory certificate from a government agency before publishing any web series, movies or programs on the OTT platform.”
PIL was brought up by Sujeet Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur, who said that the web series producers have regarded Mirzapur as a city of stupidity and adultery. According to a report, a police team from Mirzapur was led by an inspector to Mumbai to investigate the flight information region.
The request has listed the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Excel Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video as parties to the case.
Recently, another controversy related to the online series Tandav has surfaced due to damage to religious sentiment. FIR has filed a lawsuit against Aparna Purohit, the manufacturer of Tandav and Amazon India’s head of original content, for depicting Hindu gods and harming the religious atmosphere. The FIR against Purohit, as well as the show’s director Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki and an unidentified person were detained by Senior Deputy Inspector Amar Nath Yadav at Hazratganj Kotwali police in Lucknow late on Sunday night Bureau.