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 against two Executives of Netflix for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments by the online series “The suitable boy” which showed kissing scenes within the temple.
The FIR has named after Monika Shergill, Vice President-Content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director-Public Policies (Netflix) Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said.
“I had asked officials to look at the series ‘A Suitable Boy’ being streamed on Netflix to see if kissing scenes in it were filmed during a temple and if it hurt religious sentiments”. The examination clear found that these scenes are hurting the emotions of a specific religion,” Mr Mishra said to PTI.
The complaint was filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Gaurav Tiwari. He demanded an apology from Netflix and removal of objectionable scenes which he stated were “encouraging Love Jihad”.
Tiwari also stated that kissing scenes that were filmed inside the temple of Lord Maheshwar is a historic town located on the banks of Narmada in Madhya Pradesh. He warned of street protests by Hindus if the series is not taken off the platform as he mentioned that this act has
” hurt the emotions of Hindus”.
Rewa superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar Singh told reporters that the FIR has been registered and the detailed investigation is underway.
As of now, the allegation has not been confirmed that the controversial kissing scenes of the online series were shot inside a temple in Maheshwar. However, if the government orders us, we’ll constitute a committee to research the matter intimately and send a report,” the collector said.