Netflix, Amazon Prime and other content platforms sued for obscene content

Advocate Harpreet S. Hora filed a petition against the platforms seeking a law or guidelines to regulate the content available online on the platforms

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Censorship of digital platforms has been in talks for a while now and the issue has been elevated to another level where an advocate Harpreet S. Hora has filed a petition against Netflix, Amazon Prime and others.

The case was filed at Delhi High Court on Wednesday where the petitioner sought the removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from the digital platforms. A bench comprising of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao has taken the note and the hearing will now be on February 8, 2019.

Advocate Hora has mentioned that the ‘online platforms offered vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane, virulent, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers and generate profit.’  Keeping the same in mind he sought a law or guidelines to regulate the content available on the above-mentioned platforms.

His NGO further alleged that content available was in violation of IPC and the IT Act.

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