Netflix shows Sacred Games, Leila, others accused of promoting 'deep-rooted Hinduphobia' by Shiv Sena member

Asian News International

Sep 04, 2019 11:40:02 IST

Mumbai: A member of the Shiv Sena IT Cell has filed a police complaint against Netflix alleging that the US-based online streaming service is "defaming Hindus and India" through shows hosted on its platform.

In his complaint given at Mumbai's LT Marg police station, Ramesh Solanki has cited examples of series like Sacred Games, Leila, and Ghoul, along with shows of standup comedian Hasan Minhaj to accuse Netflix of trying to "paint an incorrect picture of Hindus and India globally."

 Netflix shows Sacred Games, Leila, others accused of promoting deep-rooted Hinduphobia by Shiv Sena member

Posters of Ghoul (from left), Sacred Games and Leila. Images from Twitter

"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," Solanki has stated in his complaint.

"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 the police to "take necessary legal action" against Netflix for "hurting Hindu sentiments."

A copy of the complaint has also been sent to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Commissioner of Police.

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Updated Date: Sep 04, 2019 11:40:02 IST