When it comes to batting for Hinduism, trust the Shiv Sena to rush in where none dares to tread. Even when it involves taking on biggies like Netflix.
According to the latest news reported in the media, Ramesh Solanki, a member of Shiv Sena’s IT Cell has filed a complaint with the Mumbai police, accusing international streaming giant Netflix of defaming Hindus, Hinduism and India in the international arena through the shows it hosts on its platform. The Shiv Sena politico has specifically cited the example of Netflix shows such as Sacred Games, Ghoul, Leila, as well as Patriot Act, the sarcasm-laden stand-up comedy series by Hasan Minhaj that streams on Netflix.
The complaint, filed at the LT Marg Police Station in Mumbai, states, “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”.
Mr. Solanki requests the authorities to take cognizance of his complaint, stating thus, “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.”
Ramesh Solanki has requested the police to take necessary action against Netflix for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.
He has also sent a copy of the complaint to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the Mumbai Commissioner of Police.
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