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My father lived and died for India, ‘Sacred Games’ can’t change that: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: Reacting to the complaints of Netflix series Sacred Games ‘insulting’ former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that he believed in freedom of expression.

The Congress president tweeted that his father and former PM, Rajiv Gandhi, “lived and died” for the country and no fictional series can change that.

“BJP/RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed & controlled. I believe this freedom is 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,” he said.

A petition was filed on Wednesday in the Delhi high court on seeking the removal of certain content from Sacred Games, a web series by over-the-top media services provider Netflix, alleging insult of the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

A day before, a Congress activist from 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.

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The series is based on author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name and has been directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.