Tandava Controversy, Supreme Court order - Head of Amazon India should not be arrested; Said- there is no power in the government's guidelines regarding OTT
Web series Tandav Controversy supreme court order
In the case related to the web series Tandav, the Supreme Court has given protection from arrest to India head of Amazon Prime Video, Aparna Purohit, that is, the police cannot arrest him. Along with this, the court has asked Aparna to cooperate in the investigation.
Aparna is also named in the FIR registered in Lucknow regarding controversial scenes in Tandava. Against this, he had filed an anticipatory bail in the Allahabad High Court, which was rejected by the High Court. He then filed an application in the Supreme Court. The court on Friday granted protection to Aparna and sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on her plea.
Court told central government - Law should be made in place of guidelines on OTT
The Supreme Court has also expressed displeasure over the new guidelines of the central government for the regulation of OTT platforms over the top. The court said on Friday that these guidelines have no merit, as they do not have the provision to prosecute. Also said that OTT platforms should be enacted to control laws rather than guidelines.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government in this matter, said that the government would consider taking the right steps. Also, any regulation on digital platforms will be told to the court.
The court sought guidelines from the government Hearing in the Tandava case, the Supreme Court had said on Thursday that whatever content is shown on OTT platforms should be screened, as pornography is also being shown on some platforms. The Supreme Court had also asked the central government to hand over new guidelines to regulate social media and online streaming platforms.
Orgy was released on Amazon in January
Saif Ali Khan, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub and Dimple Kapadia starrer Tandava web series was released on Amazon Prime Video in January. Objections were raised about several scenes in the series. They were accused of insulting Hindu deities, showing a wrong image of the police and messing up the dignity of a constitutional post like the Prime Minister.
The Supreme Court has said that whatever content is shown on the OTT platforms over the top, it should be screened, because pornography is also being shown on some platforms. The Supreme Court has asked the central government to submit a new guideline to regulate social media and online streaming platforms.
The Supreme Court was hearing the anticipatory bail application of Aparna Purohit, the creative head of Amazon. In the web series Tandava, an FIR was registered in three cities of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Noida and Shahjahanpur, after allegations of insulting Hindu deities and playing with the dignity of a constitutional post like the Prime Minister.
Amazon's creative head is also named in the FIR registered in Lucknow. Against this, he had filed an anticipatory bail in the Allahabad High Court, which was rejected by the High Court. He then filed an application in the Supreme Court. He still did not get bail from the Supreme Court. Hearing in this case has been postponed till Friday.
Traditional way of watching movies is out of date: Supreme Court
During the hearing, the Supreme Court said that the traditional way of watching movies is now outdated. It is now common for people to watch movies on the Internet. Our question is, should it not be screened?
Earlier, the lawyer appearing for the creative head of Amazon said that Aparna Purohit is an employee of Amazon. Producers and actors are accused in this case. The company is not accused. Such cases are filed only to gain publicity.