The Supreme Court has set aside the ban on Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur Season 3. The court says that the pre-censorship of the web series is wrong. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit said it always felt that pre-censorship was not allowed. The Supreme Court on Thursday asked how there can be a pre-screening committee for web series, films or other programs to be released directly on online platforms.
news agency ANI accordingThe Supreme Court has set aside the stay on Mirzapur Season 3. A bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit said, “How can there be a pre-screening committee for web series? There is a special law. Unless you say that OTT (over-the-top) is also a part of it… you have to say the existing law should apply to OTT. Many questions will arise because transmission happens from other countries.”
Let us inform that the court was hearing a petition by Sujit Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur, to constitute a pre-screening committee for web series, films or other programs, which are released directly on the online platform.
Earlier, the Supreme Court famous OTT Notice was issued to the makers of the web series Mirzapur and Amazon Prime Video on a petition complaining that the city of Mirzapur was portrayed as a bad place in the series.
The PIL had contended that in the web series, the makers have shown Mirzapur as a city of goons and adulterers and such exposure tarnishes the image of the city of Uttar Pradesh. It said that in the fictional series, Mirzapur is shown to be filled with terror, crime and other illegal activities.