#BanNetflixInIndia trends, platform accused of 'targetting Hindus'

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On Friday, #BanNetflixInIndia was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter, with users hitting out at the platform for 'promoting Hindu-phobic content'. This comes in the wake of a police complaint filed by Shiv Sena member Ramesh Solanki against Netflix India and shows like Sacred Games, Ghoul and Leila, for ''defaming Hindus and India'.

On Friday, he tweeted: "Enough is Enough. Its hightime we Hindus unite and tell everyone that HINDUS are not doormat that any Tom Dick Harry can just walk over. If you want our money if you want our subscription, stop disrespecting us (sic)."

 In his police complaint, Solanki, a member of the Shiv Sena IT cell, cited examples of series like Sacred Games, Leila, 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," Solanki has stated in his complaint.

In August, Delhi Akali Dal Manjinder Singh Sirsa had warned of legal action against Netflix series Sacred Games for offending sentiments of the Sikh community. He was referring to a scene in which Saif Ali Khan's character Sartaj throws away his 'kada', which is a religious symbol of the Sikhs. He demanded director Anurag Kashyap to remove the scene immediately, or face legal consequences.

Here's what social media users are saying: