Ekta Kapoor is criticised by the Supreme Court for “polluting” young people’s minds
The producer Ekta Kapoor was criticised by the Supreme Court on Friday for the “objectionable content” in her online series “XXX” and for corrupting the minds of India’s younger population. When the court heard her appeal to overturn the producer’s arrest warrant for allegedly disrespecting soldiers and harming their families in a web series that aired on her OTT channel ALT Balaji, it made these scathing comments.
“There must be action taken. The youthful generation in our country is having their minds contaminated by you. Everyone has access to it. Over-the-top (OTT) content is accessible to everyone. What kind of options do you offer the populace? …on the contrary, you are contaminating children’s minds, “Justices Ajay Rastogi and C. T. Ravikumar’s bench stated.
The case has been filed with the Patna high court, but senior attorney Mukul Rohatgi said on behalf of Kapoor that a hearing is not anticipated anytime soon.
The court questioned what type of choice is being given to consumers when Rohatgi said that the content on the OTT platform is subscription-based and that there is freedom of choice in the nation.
“We don’t like that you have to travel to this court every time. We will charge you a fee for submitting such a petition. Please tell your client this, Mr. Rohatgi. This court is not for those who have voices just because you can afford to acquire the services of skilled lawyers.
“This court works for individuals who lack a voice; if those who have access to a variety of facilities can’t obtain justice, imagine how the average person must feel. The order has been seen by us, although we have some doubts “The bench kept watch. The court decided to keep the appeal on hold for the time being and recommended that a local attorney be appointed to inquire about the appeal’s status with the relevant high court.
A trial court in the Bihar district of Begusarai issued an arrest warrant for Kapoor following a complaint by ex-serviceman Shambhu Kumar.In his complaint, Kumar claimed that objectionable scenes involving the wives of soldiers were shown in the second season of the online series XXX.