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The News Minute | February 4, 2015 | 09:07 am IST All India Backchod (AIB) on Tuesday took down the three roast videos from the web following mounting criticism for the show from political parties and the announcement of the Maharashtra government to probe the show.  AIB on Tuesday tweeted,  Have taken down AIB Knockout for now. We will speak soon. — All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) February 3, 2015 AIB's roast, a genre of insult comedy, was released in three parts on YouTube on January 28. Ever since, the videos had gone viral, garnering together over 8,000,000 views.  However, many seemed to have found the content of the show 'vulgar', 'offensive' and even 'porn' like.  A report by Scroll.in states that AIB may not have anything to worry about since they are protected by legal precedent.  In 2003, the High Court of Bombay, while hearing a case where the petitioner had complained that female dancers were performing semi-nude dances at the Blue Nile cabaret in Colaba, held that 'mere performance of an obscene or indecent act is not sufficient, but there must be “a further proof to establish that it was to the annoyance of others”', states Scroll.in.  The court also said that 'others' did not limit to the victim of the said obscene act. If the act was performed in a public space, it could also cause annoyance to people witnessing the act irrespective of them being the intended victim of the offender or not.  Read the Scroll.in's article here.  Read: How is AIB roast 'porn' and your tweet not vulgar, Mr.Ashoke Pandit? Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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