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Child rights body asks Netflix to stop streaming Bombay Begums

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights objected to the "inappropriate portrayal of children" in the series. 

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sent a notice to Netflix concerning the portrayal of children in its latest original series, Bombay Begums. The apex body has asked the OTT platform to submit a detailed action report within 24 hours, failing which the commission will be forced to take stringent action. 

The notice, according to the news channel NDTV, states that the show's portrayal of children could ''pollute'' young minds and also result in the exploitation of children. 

The commission seems to have taken action on the basis of a complaint that alleged that the series normalizes minors indulging in sex and drug abuse. 

According to the PTI news agency, the notice reads, "Netflix should take extra precaution while streaming any content in respect of children or for the children and shall also refrain themselves from getting into such things."

The notice comes on the back of a growing clampdown by the government on OTT platforms. The recent amendment by the Union government has also ensured the close monitoring of content screened and streamed on such platforms across India. 

Bombay Begums is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, and Bornila Chatterjee. The series premiered on Netflix on 8 March. 

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