Amazon Prime Video served summons over 'Tandav' - Here is why
After the executives of social media giants Facebook and Twitter were served summons to appear before a parliamentary panel on January 21, now the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India too.
After the executives of social media giants Facebook and Twitter were served summons to appear before a parliamentary panel on January 21, now the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has summoned Amazon Prime Video officials in India too. They have been called in connection with the controversy around the web series 'Tandav', DNA reported this quoting sources.
This reportedly comes after two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders alleged that the Saif Ali Khan-starrer web series Tandav hurts Hindu religious sentiments. BJP leader Ram Kadam on Sunday said that he has filed a complaint at Mumbai's Ghatkopar Police Station against Tandav. He alleged that the series has hurt the sentiments of Hindus and he would not tolerate this.
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Kadam said, "I have decided to write a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar regarding this issue and will also mention that all the Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms must be brought under censorship."
'Why is it becoming a trend to demean Hindu gods?': BJP's Manoj Kotak, Ram Kadam slammed 'Tandav' makers. When asked which part of the series he objects to, Kadam said, "One of the actors has used Lord Shiva's Trishul and Damru in an objectionable manner which has hurt the sentiments of Hindus."
"Strict action should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series," he said.
Expressing similar concerns, Manoj Kotak, a BJP leader has written a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. In the letter, Manoj Kotak wrote, "It seems that the makers of Tandav have mocked Hindu gods and disrespected Hindu religious sentiments. I urge the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ban Tandav for the meantime."
On January 4, Amazon Prime Video released the trailer of Tandav while the show created by Ali Abbas Zafar started streaming from January 15, 2021.
Earlier in similar development, the executives of Facebook and Twitter were served summons to appear before a parliamentary panel on January 21. The summons also holds relevance amid WhatsApp data privacy row. The summons was sent by Standing Committee on Information Technology on Sunday amid the data privacy row.
The official agenda of the meeting circulated to the member MPs stated: “Evidence of representatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and to hear the views of the representatives of Facebook and Twitter on the subject ‘Safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social/online news media platforms, including special emphasis on women security in the digital space.”
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