Shivraj Singh Chouhan Calls For Censoring Obscene Content On Digital Platforms
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday underlined the need to censor "obscene" content on OTT (Over-The-Top) platforms and said the Centre is seriously thinking in this regard.
Mr Chouhan's comments come in the backdrop of a controversy over web series "Tandav" and the registration of multiple FIRs in many states, including Madhya Pradesh, against its makers for hurting religious sentiments.
"Obscene content is being served on OTT platforms. Young children are also getting affected due to the internet and mobile phones. After seeing such content on mobile phones, a 12-year-old boy recently misbehaved with a six-year-old girl," Mr Chouhan said.
He was speaking at the launch of PANKH abhiyan as part of the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" drive.
"Young minds are getting affected by such content. Shouldn't such content be censored? Children are like a soft clay and learn what they watch. The Government of India is considering it (censor on OTT) seriously," the senior BJP leader said.