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After Shiv Sena activist accused Netflix of ‘defaming’ Hindus, #BanNetflixInIndia Trends on Twitter

Ramesh Solanki has filed a complaint against US based OTT platform, Netflix for defamading India on a global level

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Days after Shiv Sena IT Cell filed a police complaint against Netflix alleging that the popular OTT platform is portraying India in a bad light through web series, Indian citizens have started #BanNetflixInIndia on Twitter.

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In a police complaint, Shiv Sena member Ramesh Solanki alleged that Netflix’s every content tend to defame India on a global level. The complaint cited many web series such as Sacred Games, Leila and Ghoul. The Shiv Sena member urged 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,” Mr Solanki has stated in his complaint obtained by News18.

A copy of the complaint has also been sent to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Commissioner of Police. When the write of Netflix web series, Leila, was asked about the same, Patrick Graham vividly denied the accusations levelled by Solanki and said, “our depictions are purely fictional and we have not hurt anyone’s sentiments”.

Sharing the copy of the complaint on Twitter, Ramesh Solanki wrote,” Filed complaint against
@NetflixIndia for defaming Hindus, India and @adgpi Almost every series is serious attemp to paint Hindus and India in bad light(sic).”

Speaking to CNN-News18, Graham said, “These are stories, work of fiction, there is no point in banning them. If you want to criticize them then write about it or write another story. You cannot call for a ban on content in a democracy.”

Here’s how netizens reacted to Netflix’s content on Twitter:

Ramesh Solanki says enough is enough

Netflix only targets Hindi

Netflix has become an abusive platform

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