One petitioner by the name Pranay Rai approached the Calcutta High Court contending that certain scenes of the Amazon Prime web series Paatal Lok are defamatory to Nepalese people and put a bad discourse of the Nepalese community.
The petitioner further submitted, during the course of hearing that he has filed his representation expressing his grievance before the party who has been remarked as the ‘8th respondent’ in the petition.
PIL was finally disposed by the High Court against the web series and the Court further directed to consider the grievance rose in the regard of the content of the series and pass appropriate and justifiable orders.
Notices had been issued last month by Punjab and Haryana High Court to central and state governments regarding the regulation of the content of the web series. The plea notice was filed by the learned advocate of the high court Gurdeepinder Singh Dhillon, who alleged that the content depicted in the web series is “illegal, antisocial, vulgar, abusive, minority oppressive, and anti-national.”