Anurag Thakur spoke in Hindi and his brief message has been translated into English. Thakur stated, “Abusive language within the title of creativity won’t be tolerated. The authorities is critical in regards to the complaints of accelerating abusive and obscene content material on OTT platforms. If there’s a must make any modifications within the guidelines concerning this, the ministry is keen to contemplate that. These platforms got freedom for creativity, not obscenity. And when somebody crosses a restrict, then abusing, rudeness within the title of creativity can’t be accepted in any respect. Whatever mandatory motion must be taken on this, the federal government won’t again down from it.”
क्रिएटिविटी के नाम पर गाली गलौज, असभ्यता बर्दाश्त नहीं की जा सकती।ओटीटी पर बढ़ते अश्लील कंटेंट की शिकायत पर सरकार… https://t.co/lAuQOE82nT
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) 1679230581000
Explaining the current system of censorship, Thakur said, “The process so far is that the producer has to resolve the received complaints at the first level. 90 to 92 percent of the complaints are resolved by them by making necessary changes. The next level of complaint resolution is at the level of their association, where most of the complaints are resolved. At the last level it comes to the level of the government, where action is taken on the departmental committee level, according to the rules are in place. But somewhere complaints have started increasing in the last few days and the department is taking it very seriously. If there is a need to make a change we are willing to consider it.”
Last yr the Supreme Court of India dismissed a petition in search of new system of OTT censorship. A bench consisting of Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi had reportedly heard the plea filed by Mirzapur resident Sujeet Kumar Singh to arrange a preview committee that will undergo all types of OTT content material earlier than it will get launched. The Court stated such a course of was not possible.