38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, July 13, 2024

Plea in Delhi HC seeking direction to constitute a body to screen and ban all non-film songs on the Internet with obscene content

By Snehal Khemka      10 April, 2021 10:11 PM      0 Comments
Plea in Delhi HC seeking direction to constitute a body to screen and ban all non-film songs on the Internet with obscene content

A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to constitute a body to screen and ban all non-film songs available on the internet containing obscene/vulgar content with immediate effect.

The petition also seeks direction to constitute a regulatory authority/censor board to censor/review the non-film songs, their lyrics and videos which are made available to the general public through various media platforms like Television, YouTube, as well as platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, Gaana.com, Instagram, etc for public listening and viewing and further make it mandatory for composers of non-film songs to receive certification before such songs are made available in the public domain. 

The division bench comprising of Justice DN Patel & Justice Jasmeet Singh on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, issued notice to the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting & Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology & slated the matter for further hearing on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The petitioners - practising lawyers Neha Kapoor & Mohit Bhadu -- contended that if such content is not regulated, the same would tantamount to a regressive approach when our country, which is much orthodox and patriarchal is still striving towards gender equality by not objectifying women and providing them a safe and sound environment to live.

Additionally, it was said that such non-film songs appear to take the form of instigating people to misbehave with women, objectifying them & promoting drug/alcohol abuse apart from other crimes which are much evident from their lyrics. Furthermore, this will have a much larger impact on society at large, especially the youth, as they are both most exposed and vulnerable to the same.

Share this article:

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
Bombay High Court denies interim relief in plea against 1 year Pan Masala Ban [Read Order]

Bombay High Court denies interim relief to petitioners challenging the 1-year ban on pan masala, citing arguable questions and ongoing similar cases.

12 July, 2024 10:00 AM
Trending Judiciary
SC Collegium recommends appointment of Chief Justices of eight High Courts [Read Order]

SC Collegium recommends appointments of Chief Justices for Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras, and Meghalaya High Courts.

12 July, 2024 10:55 AM


Trending Judiciary
SC to Hear Various Pleas Challenging NEET-UG Exam Today

The Supreme Court will hear pleas challenging the NEET-UG exam today, with students raising concerns over malpractice and irregularities in the 2024 test.

08 July, 2024 10:23 AM
Trending Judiciary
Courts can't ask accused to share Google PIN location as bail condition: SC

Courts can't mandate sharing Google PIN location as bail condition, protecting privacy rights: Supreme Court. Decision overturns Delhi HC's bail condition requiring Google PIN sharing.

08 July, 2024 12:13 PM
Trending Judiciary
Madhya Pradesh HC quashes FIR in rape case, rules consensual relationship cannot be termed rape [Read Order]

Madhya Pradesh HC quashes FIR in rape case, ruling consensual relationship between adults, even if promise of marriage is broken, cannot be termed rape.

08 July, 2024 12:47 PM
Trending Judiciary
Uttarakhand HC seeks State’s response on arresting minors found dating [Read Order]

Uttarakhand High Court seeks the state's response on arresting minors found dating, suggesting alternatives like counseling and statement recording.

08 July, 2024 01:34 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email