New Delhi, 17th October 2022: On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to stay the third season of the web series ‘Mirzapur’. Along with this, the court asked the petitioner to file a better petition. The court also wondered how there could be a ‘pre-screening’ committee for a web series. Along with this, the top court also questioned how there can be any ‘pre-screening’ committee for web series, movies or other programs released directly on an online platform.
A bench of Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi was hearing a petition filed by Sujit Kumar Singh, a resident of Mirzapur. In this petition, a request has been made to constitute a ‘pre-screening’ committee for web series, movies or other programs to be released directly on the online platform.
However the supreme court dismissed the petition by saying, “How can there be a pre-screening committee for a web series?There is a special law. Unless you say that OTT (over-the-top) is also a part of it (of the law) you have to say that the existing law applies to OTT as well. (After this) many questions will arise because the transmission is from other countries.”