Delhi High Court dismisses plea seeking ban on Netflix, Amazon Prime
The petition filed by an NGO seeking a ban on online streaming platforms Netflix and Amazon Prime has been dismissed by the Delhi High Court.
The plea filed by non-governmental organisation Justice for Rights, claimed that these platforms show “uncertified, sexually explicit and vulgar” content. The NGO alleged that shows like Sacred Games, Game of Thrones and Spartacus contain “vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, pornographic, morally unethical and virulent” content which objectifies women. It also claimed that most of the content is in violation of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The Delhi High Court dismissed a petition seeking a ban on online media streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime until regulations are framed. It is reported that a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice VK Rao dismissed the plea on the grounds that there was no public interest involved in banning these platforms,
However, reports suggest that certain online streaming platforms like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc., have signed a code to self-regulate their content, avoiding government censorship. A plea filed earlier was rejected by the High Court.