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HC to hear plea against Netflix series on Thursday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A petition to seek the removal of certain content from the "Sacred Games" on the grounds of insulting former will come up for hearing in the High Court on Thursday.

The plea, filed on Wednesday, was mentioned before a bench of Acting and Justice but the bench recused itself from hearing the matter and listed it before another bench.

The plea filed by through Shashank Garg sought the removal of two contents that he maintained "tarnished" the image of the former

The claimed that the series incorrectly depicts historical events like the Bofors and cases, the Babri Masjid case and the communal riots.

On Tuesday, a activist in filed a police complaint against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, provider Netflix, and the makers of "Sacred Games" for "insulting and abusing"

The complainant said that the show had a scene in which Siddiqui, playing the protagonist, is seen and heard "abusing Gandhi, calling him 'fattu', which was shown as pu*** in the subtitles".

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

The opening scene hits out at the as there are episodes on Emergency imposed by the Indira government, as well as the Bofors scandal and the case that created a storm during Rajiv Gandhi's tenure as



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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:56 IST