Imposing accusations of promoting anti-Hinduism, Twitter demands a ban on Netflix


Within just two days of Shivsena IT Cell member, Ramesh Solanki filing a complaint with the Police against the digital entertainment platform, Netflix for portraying Hindus and India in an incorrect manner through series like Sacred Games, Leila and Ghoul, the Internet jumped to his support and voiced their opinion on social media platforms including Twitter. The support was so strong that #BanNetflixInIndia made it to the top trends on Friday. Ramesh, who filed the complaint with Mumbai's LT Marg police station got a tremendous aid from the Internet who joined him in the social media movement to request Government authorities to take appropriate actions to streamline the nature of content shown.

From demanding strict laws and policies against blasphemy to questioning the purpose of showcasing Hindus in a bad light, Twitter put forth its voice strongly. Certain users even pointed out that the Guru-Shishya relationship depicted in Sacred Games 2 is not acceptable while some even accused Netflix of formulating an Anti-Hindu agenda and a few went ahead to call the platform an enemy. Take a look at how Twitter reacted to Ramesh's complaint:


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Ramesh's complaint read, "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. 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 i.e. Hindu in countries other than India." This petition has been forwarded to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and to the Mumbai Commissioner of Police, Sanjay Barve. 


(Source: Twitter)

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