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Shiv Sena Member Says Netflix Suffers From ‘Hinduphobia’; Files Police Complaint

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Even as the rest of India is preoccupied with Mumbai’s rains this member of Shiv Sena’s IT cell went about business as usual creating news out of thin air, while also bringing home some publicity.

Ramesh Solanki has lodged a complaint against Netflix at the LT Marg police station in Mumbai saying, “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 thinks Netflix’s shows like Ghoul, Leila and Sacred Games hurt Hindu sentiments.

“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,” his complaint read, NDTV reported.

Patrick Graham who wrote Leila (adapted from Prayaag Akbar’s novel of the same name) told CNN News18, “Our depictions are purely fictional and we have not hurt anyone’s sentiments. 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.”

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