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Netflix urged to stop streaming ‘Bombay Begums’ over portrayal of children

Netflix Inc has been asked to stop streaming its new drama series ‘Bombay Begums’ after it reviewed complaints around scenes showing children consuming drugs.

In a letter to Netflix, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) asked the streaming giant to investigate the matter and submit a report within 24 hours or face further action.

The NCPCR notice referred to a tweet where it stated, “The series with this type of content will not only pollute the young minds of children, and may also result in abuse and exploitation of children,” the NCPCR notice said.

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Released this week, Bombay Begums is a series about five women from different parts of society trying to get ahead in modern Mumbai, formerly called Bombay. Streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in India have been lately facing complaints about promoting obscenity or hurting religious sentiments.

Amazon recently became embroiled in legal cases following allegations that its political drama ‘Tandav’ depicts Hindu Gods in a derogatory manner.