The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is looking into the complaint against the reality show 'Bigg Boss - 13', ANI news reported citing sources. This news comes on a day when several organisations and politicians wrote to the I&B Ministry complaining about the content in the show. Notably, a BJP leader, Karni Sena and a trade association have written to the I&B Ministry demanding that the show, hosted by Salman Khan, be taken off the air. The allegations against the show range from showing 'vulgar content' to encouraging 'Love Jihad'.
A BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad, Nand Kishor Gurjar has written a letter to I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar demanding that the show be taken off air. In a letter dated October 9, he has alleged that the "show was promoting obscenity and vulgarity and was unfit for family viewing.". The MLA in his letter has said that the show is 'against the cultural ethos of the country' blaming 'highly objectionable intimate scenes' in the show. He also complained about couples of different communities being made to become 'bed partners' - game in the show, and has called it unacceptable.
The Karni Sena had also written to the I&B Ministry October 9 and said, "Under the Hindu act, I request the government to immediately ban the show because it is being telecasted on national TV. Bigg Boss show has totally ruined the Indian culture." Following the letter, #BanBiggBoss became a top trend on Twitter. The tweets under #BanBiggBoss were mostly supporting the call for the ban of the show.
The Confederation of All India Traders also wrote a letter to the Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar requesting that popular television show be taken off the air. '"Our country’s traditional and cultural values are being tarnished in the lust of TRP and profits”, read the post. It also went on to state that the 'Bed Friend Forever' concept in the show is 'deplorable and against all ethics of television world'. The letter demanded that shows like Bigg Boss be subjected to a censor board just as films are.