My father lived and died in the service of India, a web series can’t change that: Rahul Gandhi on Sacred Games row

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right.

NEW DELHI: Amid a row over the alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right.

“My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.

His remarks come days after a plea was filed in the Delhi High Court seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’, claiming that some of its content was derogatory to Rajiv Gandhi.

The high court has said it will hear the plea filed by advocate Nikhil Bhalla on Monday.

Also, a police complaint has been filed by a Congress activist in Kolkata against the producers of the web series and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui over the issue.

“BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

A day before, a Congress activist in West Bengal had also filed a police complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and the makers of Sacred Games for allegedly “insulting and abusing” Rajiv Gandhi.

The series is based on author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name. It has been directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. The first season of the show, comprising eight episodes, was released on July 6 and is available in 190 countries in four languages.

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