Sena Man Files Case Against Netflix for ‘Promoting Hinduphobia’
In a police complaint, a member of the Shiv Sena IT Cell has alleged that streaming giant Netflix is ‘defaming Hindus and India’ through the content it showcases. Ramesh Solanki filed the complaint at Mumbai’s LT Marg police station and gave examples of shows like Ghoul, Leila & Sacred Games along with shows of standup comedian Hasan Minhaj.
According to an NDTV report, the complainant stated, “Almost every series on Netflix India is with the intention to defame the country on a global level. It is with deep-rooted Hinduphobia that the platform is portraying the nation in a bad light.”
He will also be submitting a copy of the complaint along with a CD as video evidence to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the Commissioner of Police and the Cyber Cell.
Citing Leila as a prime example of ‘Hinduphobic’ content, Ramesh Solanki said in his complaint that the land of ‘Aryavarta’ in the series is an undertone to suggest that the Hindu Rashtra will be like the one portrayed.
He also alleged that stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show, The Patriot Act, tries to spread propaganda with his episode about the abrogation of Article 370. He has urged the authorities to look into the matter and take necessary action against Netflix from ‘summoning their team to cancelling their licences, as deemed fit.’
(With inputs from NDTV)
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