OTT content needs screening before telecast: Supreme Court Observed during the Tandav case hearing

While hearing the plea file, Amazon Prime’s commercial head Aparna Purohit, the Supreme Court, observed that there should be some screening of the content shown on OTT channels. The Court also added that some platforms even show pornography. Purohit has challenged Allahabad High Court’s refusal to grant her pre-arrest bail in the Top Court. 

Arguments before the Court:

Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi who appeared for Aparna, stated that his client was just an employee of the channel but has been made an accused while the company has not been made an accused. He further stated that publicity seekers have been filing cases all over India.

The Bench queried if OTT content should be screened.

Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra replied that as per new notification, OTT’s content would be regulated, and a Board will be formed for the same.

The Court proceeded to ask SG to place the new Rules before them and circulate them as well.

The Hon’ble Court will now take up the case Today

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