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Plea filed in Delhi HC against Netflix’s Sacred Games for ‘insulting’ Rajiv Gandhi

The plea was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar but the bench recused from hearing the matter and listed it for another bench.

india Updated: Jul 11, 2018 19:31 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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On Tuesday, a Congress activist in West Bengal filed a police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of Sacred Games for insulting and abusing Rajiv Gandhi. (Ishika Mohan Motwane/Netflix)

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 on Thursday.

It was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar but the bench recused from hearing the matter and listed it for another bench.

On Tuesday, a Congress activist in West Bengal filed a police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of “Sacred Games” for “insulting and abusing” Rajiv Gandhi.

He wrote in his complaint that Siddiqui is heard referring to Gandhi with an abusive word in the web series, and has misrepresented several facts from that period. “Besides this, the serial has crossed all limits of decency – taking the Indian film industry to a whole new low,” he added.

The series is based on author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name. It has been directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 19:30 IST