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An FIR has been lodged against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazon's India head of original content, for allegedly depicting Hindu gods in a manner hurtful to religious sentiments of the people.
The FIR against Aparna Purohit, the head of Amazon's India head of original content, director of the series Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and an unknown person was lodged on Sunday night by senior Sub Inspector Amar Nath Yadav at the Hazratganj Kotwali police station.
Taking to Twitter, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati, called for removing the objectionable content from the web series.
"Protests are being registered against some scenes hurting the religious and ethnic sentiments in the Tandav web series, in respect of which it would be appropriate to remove whatever is objectionable so that the atmosphere of peace, harmony and mutual brotherhood in the country is not spoiled anywhere," she said.
The FIR has been lodged under sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 505 (1) (B) (statements conducing to public mischief with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or the public tranquillity) and 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) along with sections of the IT Act.
When contacted about the complaints, Amazon Prime Video PR had said the platform "won't be responding" on the matter. (PTI)