New Delhi: Hindu activist and Shiv Sena’s Information Technology (IT) cell member Ramesh Solanki on Tuesday filed a complaint against the US-based leading online streaming platform Netflix for defaming Hindus. Also Read - ED Raids Premises Linked to Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in Money-Laundering Case
Solanki alleged that Netflix, which is gaining momentum in India, has been producing content that is Hinduphobic and showcases an incorrect picture of Hindus and India on a global level. Also Read - Sanjay Raut Takes A Dig At BJP With 'Death Anniversary' Jibe, Says Maha Aghadi Govt Will Complete Its Entire Term
“Almost every series on Netflix India is with the intention to defame Hindus. They are putting out content that’s portraying our nation in a bad light and it’s being done in the name of freedom of expression,” Solanki stated while speaking to DNA. Also Read - International Emmy Awards 2020: Delhi Crime, Responsible Child, Elizabeth Is Missing, Complete List Of Emmy Winners
He added that he will be submitting a copy along with a CD for video evidence to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Commissioner of Police and the Cyber Cell on Wednesday.
Solanki’s complaint was against Netflix exclusive Indian series Sacred Games, Leila and Ghoul. While Sacred Games and Leila portray a Hindu radical cult responsible for the crimes happening, the latter showing an establishment that functions on patriarchy, Ghoul shows that India is snatching away the fundamental rights of Muslims which apparently terrorises them.
“Aham Brahmasami, a Vedic chant and a sacred hymn have been framed as a war cry. People belonging to a cult greet each other with this hymn, suggesting that the hymn radicalises people to indulge in a war against humanity,” Solanki wrote in his complaint against Sacred Games.
“The film generalises a revered concept of Guruji in the Bharatiya school of thoughts. The agenda is to demean the Guru-Shishya parampara with overtly sexual gestures,” he added.
He further alleged that Ghoul falsely indicates that India has been terrorising Muslims and snatching their fundamental rights in order to curb terrorism is terrorising Muslims and snatching their fundamental rights.
Moreover, the Shiv Sena activist also filed against The Patriot Act by Indian-American comedian Hasan Minhaj for trying to spread propaganda over Article 370.
“One cannot allow an incorrect generalisation based on bogus rhetorics trying to defame a religious minority i.e. Hindu in countries other than India,” the Solanki stated in his complaint urging authorities to take action by cancelling their licenses.