Shiv Sena has filed a complaint against Netflix alleging that the US-based online streaming service is "defaming Hindus and India" through the shows hosted on its platform.
In his complaint, Ramesh solanki, a member of Shiv Sena's IT Cell alleged that Netflix, which is gaining momentum in India, has been producing content that is Hinduphobic and showcases an incorrect picture of Hindus and India on a global level.
Solanki has cited examples of series like 'Sacred Games', 'Laila' and 'Ghoul', along with shows of standup comedian Hasan Minhaj to accuse Netflix of trying to "paint an incorrect picture of Hindus and India globally."
"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," News agency ANI quoted Solanki saying in his complaint.
"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," he added.
Solanki has urged police to "take necessary legal action" against Netflix for "hurting Hindu sentiments."
A copy of the complaint has also been sent to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Commissioner of Police.
(With ANI inputs)