Hindu right-wing extremist party, Shiv Sena has reportedly filed a police complaint against streaming giant, Netflix for “defaming Hindus and India” through shows screened on its platform, reported India Today.
Ramesh Solanki, a member of Shiv Sena IT Cell, alleged that series like Sacred Games, Laila and Ghoul, along with shows of stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, try to “paint an incorrect picture of Hindus and India globally.”
In his complaint, Solanki 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 continued, “I urge the authorities to look into all of the above-mentioned content and take the necessary steps from summoning their team to cancelling their licenses as deemed fit. One cannot allow an incorrect generalisation based on bogus rhetoric trying to defame a religious minority that is Hindu in countries other than India,” he added.
Solanki has urged police to “take necessary legal action” against Netflix for “hurting Hindu sentiments.”
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