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Netflix and Amazon under fire in India over controversial content

New government rules seen as 'speed breaker' to streaming growth in key market

Although India's streaming market is promising, the industry faces challenges, as some viewers object to the content that services offer. (Screen captures from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video)

NEW DELHI -- Even as the controversy over Amazon Prime Video's political thriller "Tandav" rages in India, the latest web series to come under fire is Netflix's "Bombay Begums," a drama that recounts the lives of five women living in Mumbai.

On March 16, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights directed Netflix to immediately remove certain "objectionable" scenes involving minors in "Bombay Begums," which was released on March 8 and soon became popular on the streaming platform.

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