The recently released Netflix show, “ A Suitable Boy, ” got into trouble because of a kissing scene. The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that the show had “hurt religious feelings”.
BJP chief and Madhya Pradesh interior minister Narottam Mishra demanded action against Netflix over the content.
Gaurav Tiwari, who is the national president of Yuva Morcha of the BJP, filed a complaint in Reeva, Madhya Pradesh.
– Gaurav Tiwari (@adolitics) November 21, 2020
“Netflix promotes love jihad,” Tiwari said in a Hindi tweet. He shared the scene from “A Suitable Boy” where a Hindu woman and a Muslim boy kiss in a temple.
BJP spokesperson and lawyer Gaurav Goel took a similar step. He also demanded that an FIR be filed against Netflix.
“If an OTT platform willfully insults Hindu Gods and Goddesses, please file a complaint with the police or local court under IPC section 295A. The law will deal with such violators. ‘support, you can contact me or @chakusameer, ”he tweeted.
Mishra, meanwhile, said: “I have tasked the authorities to check what legal proceedings can be brought against these scenes on the Netflix OTT platform and the producer-director of the series.”
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– Dr Narottam Mishra (@drnarottammisra) November 22, 2020
Some time ago, Mishra confirmed that the BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan was working to pass a law against “Love Jihad”.
“A Suitable Boy” is directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair. It is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel of the same name.
The six-episode web series, set in independent India from 1951, was released on Netflix on October 23. It stars Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Tanya Maniktala and Rasika Dugal in key roles.