Complaint Lodged On Netflix For Defaming Hinduism

Complaint Lodged On Netflix For Defaming Hinduism

Three back to back webseries that were aired on Netflix have enthralled alternate-content seeking binge-watchers in India big time. They are none other than Leila, Ghoul and Sacred Games. Now that the second season of Sacred Games is getting streamed big time, a Sivasena activist filed a complaint against the digital streaming giant.

Shiv Sena's IT cell member Ramesh Solanki filed a complaint on Netflix for defaming Hindusim and the idea of Bharat through these shows. He pointed out in his complaint to Mumbai police that the series 'Sacred Games' showcased Hindu gurus in bad light and made fun of the line 'Aham Brahmasmi'. Similarly, he wrote that 'Leila', a story set in dystopian world that has Hindu-spiritual leaders ruling the world, is painting black on the religion at a global level.

At the same time, he pointed out that Radhika Apte's Ghoul made fun of Indian army and portrayed them as killers of innocent people. Also, he asked to take action of comedian Hasan Minhaj whose standup comedy show 'Patriot Act' on Netflix, had him making fun of abrogation of Article 370. He sought a ban on all these programs and recommended to introduce Censorship in the digital world too.

Indian filmmakers never carve path-breaking content and if someone like Netflix gives them a chance to do, these conservating pseudo activists try to disrupt it. Definitely, a call for a ban is not a worthy thing to do in a democracy, but one has to write a story about it or make something in contrast to them, to prove their own point, say experts.