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NCPCR asks Netflix to stop streaming ‘Bombay Begums’

In its notice to Netflix, NCPCR directed the streaming platform to furnish an action taken report within the next 24 hours.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: March 12, 2021 4:31:05 am
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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday directed Netflix to stop streaming the series ‘Bombay Begums’ over what it calls inappropriate depiction of minors.

In its notice to Netflix, NCPCR directed the streaming platform to furnish an action taken report within the next 24 hours.
“We have sought stopping the streaming of Bombay Begums over the inappropriate portrayal of children in the series,’’ NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo said.

In its notice, the NCPCR said that it has taken this action on the basis of complaints received from two Twitter handles.

The first complainant tweeted, “From normalization of minors indulging in casual sex we now have a web series showing minors having Cocaine. Screen grab from #BombayBegums where a 13 year old is snorting coke as the party she goes to is all about alcohol, drugs.”

The second complaint stated, “Dream of school girls is to send selfies with a `developed’ body part to Imran.’’ Taking note of the complaints, NCPCR said that it is of the view that the series “with this type of content will not only pollute the young minds…(it) may also result in abuse and exploitation of children at the hands of perpetrators/offenders.’’

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