NCPCR Demand Netflix India To Ban Bombay Begums
NCPCR demands Netflix India to ban Bombay Begums for portraying children indulging in abuses and narcotic substances
Netflix show-Bombay Begum features Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami and Amruta Subhash in the key roles. The show hits headlines after NCPCR demands a ban on it from the Netflix India streaming platform apparently for portraying children of minor age indulging in drug consumption and sexual abuse. The NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo has been quoted saying, “We have sought to stop the streaming of Bombay Begums over the inappropriate portrayal of children in the series.”
The plot of Bombay Begum is set around the lives of five women who hail from different worlds and they have a different perspective towards life. The show follows the lives of these women living and hustling in Mumbai to achieve their goals. They break societal shackles and beat the glass ceilings to conquer love, careers and relationships. Netflix India has now got 24 hours of notice to remove this show from its streaming site.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) demanded from the OTT platform to remove the mentioned content within the period of 24 hours. Apparently the committee stated that it would take legal action if it fails to remove the mentioned content.
“Netflix should take extra precaution while streaming any content in respect of the children or for the children and shall also refrain from getting into such things. You are directed to look into this matter and immediately stop streaming of this series and furnish a detailed action report within 24 hours, failing which the Commission will be constrained to initiate appropriate action pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the CPCR (Commission for Protection of Child Rights) Act, 2005,” reportedly stated the NCPCR committee.
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