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RSS chief clubs OTT streaming and crypto with drugs, calls for regulation in Dussehra speech

Known as the ideological parent of India’s ruling party, the RSS has been crusading against streaming platforms like Prime Video lately.

"There are efforts to institute anarchy in the country. and technology is adding fuel to the fire," Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said in a speech on October 15, urging the government to regulate content on OTT platforms, cryptocurrencies as well as narcotics. In his speech at the Nagpur headquarters of the RSS, the Sangh leader flagged that kids increasingly have unregulated access to OTT content. Bhagwat also pointed out that currencies such as Bitcoin are not regulated by any country or law, and hence must be urgently regulated. The RSS is the ideological parent of the BJP. Such comments from the RSS chief could prompt the BJP-led central government to assign greater priority to regulating OTT content and cryptocurrencies. What Bhagwat said and why RSS is taking issue with OTT streaming In his speech,…

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