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Delhi HC on College Romance obscenity case: Dangerous trend

An FIR was filed against College Romance for obscenity and it was claimed that one could not watch the show without using earphones.

Delhi HC on College Romance obscenity case: Dangerous trend

Last Updated: 11.44 PM, Mar 11, 2023


The Delhi High Court has ordered an FIR on the web series College Romance. HC has ruled that the OTT show is filthy, profane and vulgar. It also noted that the show will deprave and corrupt the brains of young people.

The case registered was of obscenity. It was noted that the obscenity on the show was so extreme that it would shock those in the vicinity if heard without a headphone.

“This court notes that this is not the language that nation’s youth or otherwise citizens of this country use, and this language cannot be called the frequently spoken language used in our country,” it was noted.

Director Simarpreet Singh and actor Apoorva Arora might face action under Information Technology (IT) Act’s Sections 67 (publishing or transmitting any material that is lascivious in electronic form) and 67A (punishment for publishing or transmitting material that contains sexually explicit act).

Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma heard the case from Simarpreet, Apoorva and TVF against the order of Additional Sessions Judge and the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. The ACMM directed the police to file an FIR against the show under Sections 292 and 294 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 and 67A of the IT Act.

The court ruled that the show does not pass test of morality, decency and community test of a common man. It noted that the language can lead to a dangerous trend that will be against the public interest.

“The language which is being today called normal college culture and lifestyle is bound to percolate to school going children since it is unclassified and tomorrow may be called normal school culture, since the new generation will learn from the older generation. It will be a sad day for society in case the same vulgar and obscene language is spoken in schools, streets and houses in the name of new culture of the students,” the order read.

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