‘Sacred Games’ case: A fictional character can’t mar my father’s service to the nation, says Rahul

His remarks come days after a plea was filed seeking removal of certain scenes from the Netflix series claiming that it was derogatory to Rajiv Gandhi.

Updated - July 14, 2018 11:14 pm IST

Published - July 14, 2018 11:13 pm IST - New Delhi

 Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Amid a row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regarded 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,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted on Saturday.

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.

Police complaint

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