VHP warns filmmakers, OTT platforms on 'anti-Hindu' content


New Delhi, Jun 29 (IANS): The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has issued a stern warning to filmmakers and over-the-top (OTT) media services against movies or web series that may show the Hindu religion in a "disparaging" manner.

VHP spokesperson Shiraj Nair has warned them of legal consequences if filmmakers and platforms refuse to toe the line.

"Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal strictly warns all filmmakers and OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon, MX Player, Alt Balaji etc to immediately stop anti-Hindu web series or movies ridiculing or mocking Hindu Dharma." He added that in case of violations, "We will take legal action".

Though it is unclear what prompted this sudden warning, this is not the first time the VHP has raised its voice against content it thinks is inappropriate on OTT platforms. Last December, on the concluding day of its three-day Central Council meeting held in Mangaluru, the VHP expressed strong reservation against "immoral advertisements" and shows and demanded a ban on them.

"There has been a deterioration of Hindu values in the society, which has resulted in the incidences of women being targeted," noted VHP back then.

This year, the VHP's Matru Shakti, a unit involved in working on women's issues too had raised voice on the portrayal of women, particularly on OTT platforms.

Late, last year, Shows such as 'Leila', 'Patriot Act' (both streaming on Netflix) and 'The Final Call' (on Zee5) were flagged for their provocative content.

Last year, a PIL in the Supreme Court had alleged that the content of several shows on OTT platforms violates provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act.

  

Comment on this article

  • Jones, manipal

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    From the past few decades Bollywood and Indian few telecast have shown the meaning of relationship and love in a very bad light, many youngsters believe in it.

    Today pornography addictions have increased and many of the study shoes it has an equal effect on brain like that of an alcoholic addict. And so has unhealthy relationship abortions and rapes and sexual abuses have increased.

    Recently the BJP has increased the abortion permission from 20 to 24 weeks and more than thousands of healthy babies terminated each day.

    The vhp or sangis have hardly raised their voice against these injustice, some of the religious leaders speeches says it ok for abortions in the initial weeks.

    Surely if these these religious groups had Goodness and God as priority they should have stood against all injustice rather then being biased and standing only for reasons which does not involve good to others.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Jun 29 2020

    VHP, also take action against your partymen who rape and murder Hindu girls and your ministers garland culprits. Take action against your ministers who are holy Saadus, Sadhwis and Sanyasis who were involved in all sorts of crimes, scams, frauds, corruption and terror activities against the nation. Take action against Yogi a No.1 criminal in Saadus dress in political field.

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