‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’: Smriti Irani forwards online petition against controversial show to BCCC

Pehredaar Piya Ki is undoubtedly a creepy and one of the worst shows on the Indian television so far. The show has gotten into trouble for showing objectionable content such as romance and honeymoon sequences between a 10-year-old boy and 18-year-old girl as a child marriage.

However, the viewers have taken action on the show and one of the viewers had filed an online petition against the show. After posting the online petition, it garnered more than 1.25 lakh signatures in the last few days. The petition states that “Imagine the kind of influence it will steadily and perpetually infuse among the viewers’ mindset. We want a ban on the serial. We do not want our kids to be influenced by such TV serials.”

Since then, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani has taken action on the show and reportedly forwarded the petition to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC). Sources told to DNA that, Smriti has forwarded a complaint to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) after a petition on change.org addressed to her, sought a ban on the show. Irani took over as the I&B minister last month.

However, BCCC sources said they are yet to receive a complaint from the I&B minister’s office. A source told DNA, “However, complaints about the show have poured in from different corners of the country and the matter will be taken up for hearing on August 16 for a decision.”

Let’s see what action BCCC would take on this controversial show.

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