Government Won’t Tolerate Profanity In Name Of Creativity, Says IB Minister Anurag Thakur On OTT Censorship Complaints | Hindi movie news

Union Minister for News Broadcasting and Sports and Youth Affairs Anurag Thakur spoke to reporters at a news conference in Nagpur about the government which has received a growing number of complaints over the obscenity and the offensive language on OTT platforms. In his short speech, he said that the government is taking the issue seriously.
Anurag Thakur spoke in Hindi and his short message was translated into English. Thakur said, “Abusive language in the name of creativity will not be tolerated. The government takes complaints about the increase in offensive and obscene content on OTT platforms seriously. If there is a need to make any changes to the rules in this regard, the ministry is willing to consider them. These platforms were given freedom for creativity, not obscenity. And when someone crosses a line, then abuse, rudeness in the name of creativity cannot be accepted at all. Whatever necessary action needs to be taken in this regard, the government will not back down.”

Explaining the current censorship system, Thakur said, “The process so far is that the producer has to resolve the complaints received at the first level. 90 to 92 percent of complaints are resolved by them by making the necessary changes. The next level of complaint resolution is at their association level, where the majority of complaints are resolved. At the last level we arrive at the government level, where we act at the level of departmental committee, according to the rules in force. But somewhere the complaints have started to mount in the last few days and the department is taking it very seriously. If there’s a need to make a change, we’re willing to consider it.”
Last year the Supreme Court of India rejected a petition calling for a new OTT censorship system. A panel consisting of Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi had reportedly heard a request made by Mirzapur resident Sujeet Kumar Singh to set up a preview committee that would look into all forms of OTT content before it was released. The court said such a process was not feasible.


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