A petition, filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, seeks the removal of certain content from Sacred Games, a web series by over-the-top media services provider Netflix, on the grounds of insulting former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. It will come up for hearing today.
It was mentioned before a bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar but the bench refused to hear the matter and listed it for another bench. The plea filed by lawyer Nikhil Bhalla through advocate Shashank Garg sought the removal of two contents that he maintained “tarnished” the image of the former prime minister.
The lawyer claimed that the series incorrectly depicts historical events like the Bofors and Shah Bano cases, the Babri Masjid case and the communal riots. On Tuesday, a Congress activist in West Bengal filed a police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix, and the makers of the show for “insulting and abusing” Rajiv Gandhi.
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