WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS : 12th Dec to 18th Dec’ 20

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HIGH COURT ASKS TV CHANNELS TO NOT ADD DEFAMATORY CONTENT MATERIAL    On hearing the plea, Delhi High Court passed an interim order asking media houses to ensure that no defamatory content be uploaded on social media platforms or displayed on their channels. The lawsuit was filed by Bollywood industry Associations and many leading producers. The Producers have sought that the defendants (media persons) shall take down all the defamatory content published by them against the film industry. It claimed that the privacy of the members of Bollywood is being invaded and their reputations are being irreparably damaged by painting the entire industry as criminals seeped in drug culture.

RAJASTHAN: JODHPUR COURT ISSUES NOTICE TO PRODUCER-DIRECTOR PRAKASH JHA AND BOBBY DEOL FOR WEB SERIES ‘AASHRAM’
Jodhpur Court has issued notice to producer-director Mr. Prakash Jha and actor Mr. Bobby Deol in a lawsuit filed against web series titled ‘Ashram’ streaming on OTT platform. The Petitioner claimed that portrayal of Bobby Deol as a Hindu saint/godman being shown as a rapist, corrupt and drug dealer has diminished the place saints hold for Hindus and this has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, who respect and worship saints. The matter has been scheduled for further bearing on 11th January 2021.

SUPREME COURT GRANTS INTERIM PROTECTION FROM ARREST TO EKTA KAPOOR ON FIR AGAINST HER OVER ALLEGED OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT IN WEB-SERIES XXX SEASON 2
The Supreme Court granted film-maker Ekta Kapoor an interim protection from arrest in the FIR filed against her for the allegedly objectionable content in the second season of the ALT Balaji web series titled “XXX”. The FIR was filed against her was objectionable content in the second season of the ALT Balaji web series titled “XXX” being obscene, hurtful of religious sentiments and disrespectful of the National Emblem.

LEGAL NOTICE TO OTT PLATFORM MX PLAYER FOR ‘TRANSPHOBIC’ CONTENT IN ITS WEB-SERIES TITLED “PATI, PATNI AUR PANGA”                                                A cease-and-desist notice has been sent to MX player as well as the Times Group for soon to be aired web series titled “Pati, Patni aur Panga” objecting to the series content. The Trans Equality Society stated that the romantic comedy series has “transphobic, misogynistic, defamatory and malicious content about members of the transgender community.” The notice demands that the series not be aired on MX player, and its trailer and all online content associated with it be withdrawn.

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