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'Bombay Begums' row: Why has child rights body asked Netfilx to halt series?

Mar 14, 2021 14:43 IST | By Editorji News Desk

After Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Tandav', it is Netflix's latest series 'Bombay Begums' that's in the line of fire as the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights asked the streaming giant to halt the series.

Here's all you need to know!

What is 'Bombay Begum'?
Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastav's 'Bombay Begum' is an eight-part series that shows the story of five women living, working, and dreaming in the big bad world of Mumbai. It is a sneak peek into the struggles, dreams, and desires of urban women. 

Why did NCPCR give notice to Bombay Begums?
On 11th March, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights issued a legal notice & asked Netflix to stop airing the show for its inappropriate portrayal of children in the series. The commission added that its content could pollute young minds and result in the abuse and exploitation of children.

When NCPCR got involved?
NCPCR got involved after it received two complaints on Twitter along with screengrabs that show 13-year-old snorting cocaine.

What's Next?
A senior Netflix official met NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo and submitted an explanation regarding the show. Netflix has asked for more time to look into the matter. A meeting with the Commission has been scheduled again on Tuesday.