On September 3, 2019, Ramesh Solanki, a member of Shiv Sena IT cell has has filed a police complaint against Netflix alleging that the US-based streaming giant Netflix is portraying “an incorrect picture” of India globally,
According to Ramesh Solanki, Netflix original series like Sacred Games, Leila, Ghoul and the comedy talk show Patriot Act hosted by Hasan Minhaj are painting an incorrect picture of Hindus and Indian globally.
In his complaint against Netflix for defaming Hindus, he said one of our country’s social reformer is fondly called Guriji and series like Sacred Games seems to directly attack the revered person.
Another Netflix show, Leila shows that an Aryavrat will be established in India and Aryavrat will be a land of bigots, Muslim hating, casteists, women hating, patriarchal section.
Comedian of the show Patriot Act, Hans Mahajan is trying to spread false propaganda about the decision to abrogate Article 370 and series like Ghoul shows that India in order to curb terrorism is terrorising Muslims and snatching their rights.
Patrick Graham, the writer of Leila, has denied the allegations levelled by Solanki. Grahan said “our depictions are purely fictional and we have not hurt anyone’s sentiments”. He further added 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.”