Amazon Prime’s web series Tandav has come under controversy for hurting the feelings of Hindus. FIRs have been lodged against the web series Tandav for hurting the feelings of Hindus in several states. The case was heard in the Supreme Court on Wednesday. During the hearing, the apex court refused to grant relief or interim bail to the Tandav team from the FIR. The court also clarified that the freedom of expression enshrined in the Constitution is not unlimited.
The petition was filed in the Supreme Court by the creators and actors of the web series Tandav. The FIR and interim bail were sought in the petition. Hearing the petition, a bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan refused to grant him any relief. The court also directed the petitioners to file a petition in the high court at this time.
Senior advocates Nariman, Mukul Rohatgi and Siddharth Luthra represented the petitioners. He also cited the example of Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami. The directors of the web series are being exploited and will freedom of expression be protected in the country ?, said Luthra while defending the petitioners. At the same time the court said freedom of expression is not unlimited. In some cases, restrictions may be imposed, he explained.
The director has apologized in writing without any conditions and the controversial scene has also been deleted. Even after that, FIRs were lodged in six states. Nariman told the court while defending the petitioners. If the FIR is to be dismissed, why not go to the state high court? That was the question asked by the court this time.