BizAsiaLive.com had reported that Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Smriti Irani, directed a petition to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) calling for a ban on the show. As a result, the BCCC have ordered Sony Entertainment Television to change the show’s slot, taking it out of the prime-time.
According to Pune Mirror, a meeting today has resulted in the decision to shift the show, which currently airs at 8:30pm, to the 10pm slot – the small screen’s restrictive hour. The BCCC have also said that there should be a scroll when the show is broadcast that it does not promote child marriage. The programme, which has remained in the headlines since it began last month, is about a nine-year-old boy marrying an 18-year-old woman.
The makers of the show have been adamant that the storyline will not change, despite 1 lakh people signing a petition for its ban.
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