An FIR has been registered in Madhya Pradesh against two Netflix officials for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through the web series A Suitable Boy, said Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.
“Based on a complaint filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered under section 295 (A) (malicious acts to outrage and insulting the religious feelings and beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Rewa Madhya Pradhesh against Netflix officials Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana,” Mishra said in a video.
Shergill is the Vice President of Netflix India while Khurana is the Director of Public Policy at the streaming platform.
On Sunday, Mishra had hinted at possible legal action against the makers of the web series.
He had said the state police have been asked to probe the web series by Mira Nair to check if kissing scenes in the show have been shot in a temple.
“A Suitable Boy was released on an OTT media platform. Kissing scenes were filmed inside a temple with bhajans being sung in the background.
I consider it objectionable. I think this hurt feeling,” Mishra said in a video tweet.
“I have directed police to examine the series and determine what action can be taken against the producer and director of this series,” he added about the Netflix series.
The video has received mixed reactions from netizens.
A user tweeted: “If you’re not liking the content, no one is forcing you to watch it.
Another user wrote: “Thank You MP’s Home Minister @drnarottammisra Ji. Please Ban Netflix In India, it’s harmful to Indian Culture. #BoycottNetflix.”
A user even ridiculed Legal authority in a sarcastic tone referring Supreme Court Judge observation on Arnan Goswami bail
Twitterrete said ” The supereme court of India said so. I don’t like your face, so I won’t watch your videos, I won’t ask the police to investigate your ugliness and ban you from appearing in public.”
Another user mentioned intercourse sculpures inside temple and said “Why there should be an objection? Hindu religion is broad-minded and the sculptures on Hindu temples speak of romance as a way of life and not something to be ashamed of. It is not considered a sin,”
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