The counsel for Netflix informed the bench on Thursday that they took the initiative and changed the word in the English subtitles in the fourth episode of the show that was alleged derogatory.
The clumsy attempts at censorship don’t stop
A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking removal of some “offensive scenes” from the Netflix series Sacred Games, alleging that some of its content were inappropriate and derogatory in nature and harmed the reputation of the former prime minister.
On Wednesday, the matter came up before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar from which, it recused itself without giving a reason and listed the case before another bench.
Congress activist Rajeev Sinha had filed a complaint against the series on Tuesday alleging that late PM Rajiv Gandhi has been abused with ‘Fattu’ kind of word in the show.
Few are aware of the fact that the youngest prime minister of India was also a keen photographer. While photography was a source of immense pleasure to him, he is believed to have been extremely modest about it.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur, a village located about 40 km from Chennai where he had gone to address a meeting. He was seeking support a Congress Lok Sabha nominee. He had taken office after the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi.
Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of India at 40 when he assumed office after his mother and former PM Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984.
The current Narendra Modi government faced a similar situation as it decided to withdraw a guideline issued by the I&B stating that if a journalist is found to have created or propagated ‘fake news’, his or her press accreditation would be at risk of getting canceled.
Incessant corruption and the lack of political will have confined both the IG Stadium in the state capital and the State Stadium in Dimapur to a perpetual “under construction” status for decades, reports Kallol Dey from Kohima.
On February 18, 2014, the top court had commuted the death sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment, along with that of two other prisoners – Santhan and Murugan – on grounds of a delay of 11 years in deciding their mercy pleas by the Centre.
Perarivalan was found guilty of supplying two 9-volt batteries which were allegedly used in the improvised explosive device (IED) that killed Rajiv Gandhi.
The Supreme Court has asked CBI to respond to the plea within three weeks, and has listed the matter for hearing on February 21.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at an election rally on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu.
The Centre sought some time from the bench for filing its reply on Perarivalan’s plea seeking suspension of his sentence till the MDMA conclude into the conspiracy behind making of the bomb.