The police in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow have filed a case in opposition to the makers of internet sequence Tandav and the top of media service airing it after it lately bumped into controversy over scenes allegedly insulting Hindu gods.
The case invokes stringent sections of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly selling enmity on grounds of faith and defiling place of worship, and names the director, the producer and the author of the present Tandav, and the top of India Original Content, Amazon.
The criticism has been filed at Lucknow’s Hazratganj police station by a sub-inspector who can also be posted there.
Soon after the case was registered, media advisor to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shalabh Mani Tripathi shared a replica of it on Twitter.
“There is no tolerance for playing with people’s sentiments in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh. A serious case has been registered against the entire team of Tandav, which is spreading hate in the guise of cheap web series. Prepare for arrest,” he wrote in Hindi.
जन भावनाओं के साथ खिलवाड़ बर्दाश्त नहीं, घटिया वेब सीरीज की आड़ मं नफरत फैलाने वाली वेब सीरीज तांडव की पूरी टीम के खिलाफ योगीजी के उत्तर प्रदेश में गंभीर धाराओं में मामला दर्ज, जल्द गिरफ्तारी की तैयारी !! pic.twitter.com/V9ZewGNOHw
— Shalabh Mani Tripathi (@shalabhmani) January 18, 2021
According to the criticism by the policeman who filed the FIR, motion was initiated when he alerted senior officers about quite a few Twitter feedback vital of the sequence Tandav’s content material, and was ordered to observe it.
The criticism states that within the 17th minute of the primary episode, “people dressed up in a very bad manner to represent Hindu gods and goddesses and have been shown to speak in a very uncalled for language… that hurts religious sentiments”.
In the identical episode there are “conversations that lead to caste conflict, there are similar scenes in many other episodes. In the web series, the character of the person occupying the high post of India’s Prime Minister has been shown in a very indecent manner… The series depicts lower and higher castes and scenes that insult women, and the intent… seems to be to hurt religious feelings of one community and to spread conflict”, the criticism reads.
The case in Uttar Pradesh was filed hours after the centre’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting reportedly sought a response from Amazon Prime on a criticism filed by Maharashtra BJP MLA Ram Kadam.
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