The fee has despatched a discover to Netflix asking it to cease streaming the present and furnish an in depth motion report inside 24 hours, failing which will probably be constrained to provoke applicable authorized motion.
The little one rights body mentioned it has taken the motion based mostly on complaints on social media platform Twitter, which alleged that the sequence had proven a minor utilizing medicine.
In its discover despatched on Thursday evening, NCPCR has strongly objected to the alleged inappropriate portrayal of kids in the sequence.
“The fee is of the view the sequence with this sort of content material won’t solely pollute the younger minds of the kids, however may consequence in abuse and exploitation of kids by the hands of the perpetrators,” the discover learn.
It added that Netflix ought to take further precaution whereas streaming any content material aimed toward kids.
“You are directed to look into this matter and instantly cease streaming of this sequence and furnish an in depth motion report inside 24 hours, failing which the Commission can be constrained to provoke applicable motion pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the CPCR (Commission for Protection of Child Rights) Act, 2005,” the discover mentioned.
A Netflix spokesperson didn’t reply to ET’s queries.
‘Bombay Begums’ is assessed as 18+ on the OTT platform and is a narrative of 5 ladies throughout generations in modern India who’re making an attempt to shatter the glass ceiling by making tough life decisions and wrestling with private crises, ethics, societal strain and ambition.
The scenes in query are the scenes from the storyline of a teenage lady character named ‘Shai’ who suffers from frequent teenage issues equivalent to low vanity and body picture, despair and peer strain.
She is proven to have a stepmother with whom she is unable to speak concerning the rights and wrongs of life.
In the primary scene, Shai is seen consuming alcohol and taking medicine as she is heartbroken after being rejected by a boy she likes in her class.
In the second scene, she witnesses a bunch of her classmates in faculty, who she believes are prettier than her, clicking footage with a deal with their our bodies which provides to her insecurity and need of consideration from her friends.
There is not any nudity in the scene.
Last month, the central authorities had notified new content material pointers and code of ethics for the OTT sector and in addition put in place a three-tier self-regulatory mechanism, with an oversight of the ministry of data and broadcasting inter departmental Committee.