Netflix's A Suitable Boy might have released a rather long time ago but it has found itself iin some major legal trouble now. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Dr Narottam Mishra said Monday that after examination, the charge against Netflix series ‘A Suitable Boy’, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, has been found prima facie to be true and an FIR has been registered against the streaming service.
BJP youth leader Gaurav Tiwari had filed a complaint against the makers of ‘A Suitable Boy’ for shooting kissing scenes between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple.
Mishra had then asked police officials to examine the action that could be taken against Netflix.
After examination, Mishra said, “An FIR has been registered under Section 295 A of the IPC against Monika Shergill and Ambika Khurana.” Shergill is the Vice President of Netflix India while Khurana is the Director of Public Policy at the streaming site-
In his complaint, Tiwari had highlighted several kissing scenes in the series, including one with a shiva linga in the backdrop.
He noted that the location’s name was changed but it was shot in the Maheshwar Temple on the banks of the Narmada river. Tiwari also linked the the kissing scenes, between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy, to the alleged phenomenon ‘love jihad’. He said these scenes will encourage other people and vitiate an already disturbed atmosphere in the country.
“Our government is bringing a strict law against love jihad,” Tiwari said in his complaint, referring to the state government’s decision to table a bill against ‘love jihad’ in the next assembly session.
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