In a latest report sent to the I&B Ministry, the non-news television industry's self-regulatory body -- formed in July last year -- said that till July 2 out of the 717 specific complaints received, 47 per cent were on obscenity and nudity while 16 per cent were regarding depiction of violence.
Seven per cent of the specific complaints related to TV content that hurt religious and cultural sentiments, the report said.
Referring to the complaints related to sex, obscenity and nudity, the BCCC report said that a large number of such complaints were found to be violating Indian Broadcasting Federation's self-regulatory guidelines.
"The BCCC directed some channels that since these programmes were not suitable for telecast during general viewing hours, they should suitably modify the content and air such programmes during restricted viewing hours," it said.
"In some cases, channels completely took programmes off air," it added. The BCCC report said that it had also received complaints about reality shows that involved youth.
"The main concern was use of vulgar language by participants and the alleged obscene acts performed by them during the shows. The BCCC issued appropriate directions on a case-to-case basis," the report said.
The report said that nearly 16 per cent of specific complaints pertained to the theme of crime and violence and many of these were against shows based on actual crime cases.
"The complainants argued that excessive violence shown in such programmes could have negative impact on youth and children," it said, adding that the broadcasters argued that scenes of violence were used to re-create a case. (More)