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Online campaign to ban 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' gathers steam

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

More than 50,000 people have signed an online to demand a ban on the TV show "Pehredaar Piya Ki", which revolves around the marriage of a wealthy 10- year-old boy to a woman twice his age.

The show, which went on air last month, has been criticised for its bizarre plot and for promoting child marriage.


The on change.Org was started by an angry viewer, Mansi Jain, who has urged Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to ban the show.

"Pehredar piya ki. - A 10 year old impressionable little kid ('piyaa') caressing and stalking a lady who's more than double his age and filling sindoor in her 'maang' is being telecast at prime time -8:30pm on Sony," Jain writes in the

"(Family time) It is to be devoured by the entire nation. Imagine the kind of influence it will steadily and perpetually infuse in the viewers mindset. We want a ban on the serial. We do not want our kids to be influenced by such TV serials. Join us in signing the to ban this serial."

Jain's has received more than 50,000 signatures, and counting.

"Pehredaar Piya Ki" stars Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar as Diya Ratan Singh and Afaan Khan as her husband Prince Ratan Singh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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