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HC to hear on July 16 plea against Netflix series 'Sacred Games'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today said it will hear on July 16 a plea seeking removal of certain scenes from the series 'Sacred Games', claiming that some of its content was derogatory to former

The matter came up before a bench of justices and which said it will go through the petition and CD and listed it for Monday.

The plea, which alleged that certain scenes and dialogues in the show defamed the late leader, yesterday came up before a bench of Acting and Justice C Hari Shankar, which said it be listed before another bench.

The acting had recused from hearing it without assigning any reason.

Petitioner Nikhil Bhalla, in the petition filed through Shashank Garg, contended that the show, starring and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, "incorrectly depicts historical events of the country like Bofors case, case, Babri Masjid case and communal riots".

The plea has sought directions to Entertainment, the show's -- -- and the Centre to ensure "in toto" removal of the allegedly offensive scenes and derogatory remarks made directly or indirectly against the former or his family.

The first season of the show, comprising eight episodes, was released on July 6 and is available in 190 countries in four languages, the petition has said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 15:15 IST