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Criminal complaint filed against web series in Delhi court

A criminal complaint has been filed before a Delhi court seeking action against OTT platform Amazon Prime and the

Delhi court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Jan 2021 6:38 AM GMT

A criminal complaint has been filed before a Delhi court seeking action against OTT platform Amazon Prime and the makers of Saif Sli Khan starrerwebseries 'Tandav'.

The complaint filed under Section 200 of the CrPC seeks summoning, commencing trial and punishing the accused persons alleging that the web series is provoking communal disharmony and is hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing on January 23. The complaint has been filed by Vishnu Gupta, the founder of Hindu Sena.

The complaint has named Ali Abbas Zafar (director), AparnaPurohit (head, India Amazon original contents), Himanshu Krishna Mehra (producer), GauravSolanki (writer), Saif Ali Khan (actor), MohdZeeshanAyyub (actor) and Gauhar Khan (actor) as accused.

"The 'Tandav' web series is inciting and provoking communal disharmony and sentiments of the Hindus. The accused through their web series have targeted the government of India and the government of Uttar Pradesh," the plea states.

"The web series has, without any legal justification, shown the police are doing illegal encounters of Muslims under the government of Uttar Pradesh with the mala-fide and criminal intention to defame the government of Uttar Pradesh and create an atmosphere of hatred between Muslims and Hindus," it added.

Earlier this week, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had issued a notice to Amazon Prime, seeking its response to the complaints against the web series. MahantParamhans Das of TapasviChhavni has demanded a ban on the web series and action against the actors. "The web series insults Lord Ram and Lord Shiva. It insults Hindu religion. I want to ask Muslim clerics how they would have reacted had their religion been targeted. They issue fatwas at every occasion, why are they quiet now?" he asked.

The Mahant further said that Muslim actors were insulting the Hindu religion to earn money. Muslim clerics should issue guidelines for filmmakers such as Ali Abbas Zafar. (IANS)

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