A fresh controversy has come up over Netflix’s web series ‘A Suitable Boy’ after Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader claimed that the show has ‘hurt religious sentiments’. BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has ordered for action against the online streaming giant after a complaint regarding the same issue was submitted by Gaurav Tiwari, National President of BJP’s Yuva Morcha, in Reeva.
As per Tiwari’s complaint, the show has a scene where a Hindu woman and a man belonging to the Muslim community share a kiss at a temple. He added that the show promoted ‘love Jihad’. In his tweet, he claimed that ‘Netflix is promoting love jihad’.
अपने ‘A Suitable Boy’ कार्यक्रम में @NetflixIndia ने एक ही एपिसोड में तीन बार मंदिर प्रांगण में चुंबन दृश्य फ़िल्माए। पटकथा के अनुसार मुस्लिम युवक को हिंदू महिला प्रेम करती है, पर सभी किसिंग सीन मंदिर प्रांगण में क्यूँ शूट किए गए?
मैने रीवा में इस मामले पर FIR दर्ज करा दी है। pic.twitter.com/RcwuPDDME2
— Gaurav Tiwari (@adolitics) November 21, 2020
Meanwhile, Narottam Mishra said, “I have instructed authorities to check what legal action can be taken against these scenes on the Netflix OTT platform and the producer-director of the series”.
BJP spokesperson and advocate Gaurav Goel called for FIR to be lodged against Netflix. He tweeted, “If any OTT platform is deliberately insulting the Hindu Gods & Goddess, pls file the complaint with the police or local court under Section 295A of IPC. The law will take care of such offenders. In case of any assistance, you can contact me or @chakusameer.”