Congress President Rahul Gandhi today tweeted that his father former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi lived and died in the service of India and that the views of a character on a fictional web series could never change that.
He was referring to the recent complaints that were lodged against media services provider Netflix, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the new series Sacred Games for insulting Rajiv Gandhi.
“BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right. My father lived and died in the service of India. and that the views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that,” he tweeted.
BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right.
The complaint was lodged by Suresh Shyamal Gupta, the President of Youth Indian National Trade Union Congress’ (INTUC), Mumbai.
Gupta, who is also the president of All Indian Cine Worker’s Association (AICWA), filed the complaint at Chembur police station.
“I would like to draw your attention towards a serial called ‘Sacred Games’ which has started on Netflix contains a scene from the fourth episode in which the lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is seen abusing our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and calling him Fattu (p**** as translated in the subtitle of the show),” he said.
Gupta also mentioned in his complaint about how the show disregarded the decision of Parliament on Shah Bano Case.
“Hence, I request you to consider this as my formal complaint and lodge an FIR against Netflix, production house, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, director Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and the producer of ‘Sacred Games’ under appropriate sections of IT Act and Indian Penal Code,” he demanded.
On Tuesday, a Congress activist in West Bengal filed a police complaint against Nawazuddin and the makers of Sacred Games for “insulting and abusing” Rajiv Gandhi.