Manoj Bajpayee starrer debut web series, The Family Man has been doing really well around the OTT world but, a few definitely have a problem with the same. RRS or The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is one of those who are raising objections against streaming of sensitive Kashmir terrorism related content in the web series. The organisation alleged that after the films and soap operas, such kind of content may result into new form of anti-nationalism and jihad activates.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has voiced its opposition towards a recently released web series which is streaming service Amazon Prime Video titled as The Family Man, which features actor Manoj Bajpayee as the protagonist. In an article framed through shared opinion on a major media newspaper, it was revealed that the organisation has raised serious concerns over a few scenes that are streaming in the web series about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the article mentioned in Panchjanya, it read, “In the series, a woman affiliated to the National Investigation Agency is shown speaking to her male colleague at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk, decrying the fact that Kashmiris were being oppressed by the Indian state as it had shut down phones and internet and used measures like the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.”
It further read, “At one point she asks her male colleague, who appears quite affected by her talk, whether there is any difference between the Indian officials and militants.”
The article expressed deep shock as the series happened to compare the Indian Army to the militants.
The Hindutva group, which is the ideological parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has also alleged that after films and soap operas, such kind of content may turn into the new form of anti-nationalism and jihad. The article also raised issues concerning about the unregulated content on the streaming platforms and mentioned that they hold a relative amount of abusive and vulgar scenes, as well.
The RSS also remarked a few other series such as Sacred Games and Ghoul that too propagated hatred for Hindus. It further said that the web show Sacred Games had depicted Hinduism as a cult that was set to destroy the world.
The article claimed that The Family Man portrayed that the problem of terror commenced soon after the 2002 Gujarat riots as depicted in a character turning to terrorism after his family is killed in the incident. It further stated, “More than 300 Hindus were also killed in the riots, why hasn’t anyone turned to terror yet?”
Panchjanya’s editor Hitesh Shankar also claimed that the RSS had objections to The Family Man and a few other series that he didn’t title saying, “My larger point is that this kind of uncensored content is reaching people’s homes, their mobile phones, and is dangerous. There has to be some oversight, some mechanism through which this kind of content cannot make its way to screens in this country.”