A scene that took place in a netflix series named “A Suitable boy” landed in controversy after a number of online users who belongs to “Hindu” religion found it hurtful. The scene shows a couple kissing each other in the premises of a Hindu temple. “Netflix fully destroying the Hindu culture. We will never forgive netflix.” said a twitter user whereas another one wrote “Why everytime Hindu religion and culture is targeted……it is time to teach these anti-hindu organisation a lesson for life…..we demand BAN on Netflix”.
Why everytime Hindu religion and culture is targeted……it is time to teach these anti-hindu organisation a lesson for life…..we demand BAN on Netflix😠😠😠😠😠 #BanNetflix— Abhimanyu Chandel (@Abhiman43316341) November 23, 2020
If secularism is very basis of India then why such scenes r not shot in other religious place?— Shreya 💫❤ (@Shreya00__) November 22, 2020
Take a mosque or a church for example
Or it is because the only religion that will tolerate such acts is Hinduism?#BoycottNetflix #BoycottNetflix #BoycottBollywood #ASuitableBoy pic.twitter.com/U5YCRdx3ca
Followed by such reactions in the micro blogging social media site, a BJP youth leader from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district filed a case against the streaming platform Netflix. He claimed that the scene promotes “Love-Jihad” which is a right wing conspiracy theory about relationship between Muslim men and Hindu women. The scene shows the woman and man as Hindu and Muslim respectively. The first information report has named Monika Shergill, Vice president, content (Netflix) and Ambika Khurana, Director, Public policies (Netflix).
Gaurav Tiwari, National secretary of the Bharathiya Janatha Yuva Morcha has demanded an apology and the removal of the objectionable scenes that encourages “Love Jihad”. “Kissing scenes (filmed) inside a temple of Lord Maheshwar (a historic town located on the banks of Narmada) have hurt sentiments of Hindus. This is also encouraging ‘love jihad’,” he said.
Watch the scene below :
“I had asked the officials to check if the kissing scenes were filmed in a Hindu temple and if it hurt religious sentiments. The examination prima facie found that these scenes are hurting the sentiments of a particular religion” said Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra.
“On a basis of a complaint filed by Gaurav Tiwari, an FIR is being registered under section 295 (A) (insulting the religious feelings and beliefs) of the Indian penal code against Netflix officials Monika Shergill and Ambika Khuranna” he added.
However, many online users expressed their frustration over the frequent trendings on demanding the “Ban” of applications and firms such as Amazon, netflix and Tanishq etc. “With this Boycott #Netflix bullshit for a kissing scene inside a temple, let’s not forget that in Kathua, Asifa was gang-raped & murdered in a temple, and thousands of Hindus including #BJP Ministers had marched waving Tricolor in support of the rapists. Purity, Sanity! My foot.” a twitter user said.
Check out some of the reactions regarding the same :
With this Boycott #Netflix bullshit for a kissing scene inside a temple, let's not forget that in Kathua, Asifa was gang-raped & murdered in a temple, and thousands of Hindus including #BJP Ministers had marched waving Tricolor in support of the rapists.— Snehashish (ସ୍ନେହାଶିଷ) (@sne_hashish) November 24, 2020
Purity, Sanity! My foot.
BJP govt of MP objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in which a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple.— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) November 23, 2020
These 👇are the sculptures in Khajuraho temple premise in Madhya Pradesh pic.twitter.com/x7STAOCjMe
now India will ban netflix and launch its own app called netflick or something— Shru (@lwtmoon_) November 24, 2020
Why Ban Netflix, U all unsubscribe it, instead. U will watch every series on it but will cry Ban this Ban that on SM. Bring the Change in urself.— Abhishek Singh (@The_WittyLawyer) November 23, 2020
Netflix ban for a kiss? What should be done to jokers who watch porn in assembly, love Khajuraho?— Col Dinesh Kumar(R) (@kkhushal9) November 24, 2020
Why tf this nation wants to ban Netflix now? 😭— swara joshi 🌼 (@shutupswara) November 23, 2020
Every single day people in India wants to ban any other app. Bruhhhhh I'm tired gimme something interesting on trending. Pls.
the people asking for a netflix ban over a kiss in a temple are the same mfs who’ve written— mehak 𓁥 (@mehkaaaaaa) November 23, 2020
💘💘💘prem + sakshi💘💘💘
everywhere on the walls of the very same temples and monuments