Maharashtra BJP leaders want ban on Tandav web series
State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have accused the latest web series Tandav of hurting the sentiments of Hindus, and want it to be banned. They have filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police, saying that this is not going to be tolerated. They have urged the ministry of information and broadcasting to set up a regulating authority to govern all the over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
BJP leader Ram Kadam said that he has filed a complaint with the Mumbai Police against the web series. “Filed complaint against Tandav Web Series at Ghatkopar police station. Police has assured quick investigation, FIR under Sec 295A of IPC, Section 67A of IT Act & Atrocities Act. Producer, Director, Writer, Actors & Amazon to be summoned soon,” Kadam said on Twitter.
Kadam also said that he has decided to write a letter to Union minister Prakash Javadekar regarding this issue and will request to bring all OTT platforms under censorship.
BJP member of Parliament (MP) Manoj Kotak, in a letter to information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on January 16, urged him to immediately ban the Tandav web series and also constitute a regulatory authority to govern the content on OTT platforms.
“It seems that the makers of Tandav have deliberately mocked Hindu gods and disrespected Hindus religious sentiments,” the letter states.
Kotak said that the programmes telecast on OTT platforms are full of sex, violence, drugs, abuse, hate and vulgarity. “I urge the Ministry of I&B to immediately constitute a regulatory authority on OTT platform, and in the meantime ban the controversial web series Tandav,” it further adds.