India bans Pakistani-based OTT platform Vidly TV after new web series Sevak’s Release
The Indian government has issued orders to immediately ban the OTT streaming platform Vidly TV for airing the web series Sevak: The Confessions which allegedly disseminated anti-India content.
As reported by Indian media, The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) noted that the web series aired on the OTT Platform Vidly TV “was found to be detrimental to national security, sovereignty and integrity alongside defence of India, security of the State, India’s friendly relations with foreign States, and public order in the country.”
The ministry further stated, “The web series portrayed an anti-India narrative on sensitive historical events and subjects of national importance. For example, operation Blue Star and its aftermath, the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, the killing of a Christian missionary named Graham Staines, the Malegaon blasts, Samjhauta Express blasts, inter-state river water dispute related to the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal, etc”.
According to the Indian government, the web series’ theme depicts Indian atrocities against minorities, which is against India’s integrity.
The web series Sevak: The Confession is an action-thriller based on true events around minority discrimination in India between 1984 and 2022.
The show consists of eight episodes based on the horrors of hate crimes, atrocities, and genocide against minorities in India, particularly Muslims and Sikhs.
Mohsin Abbas, Hajra Yamin, Nazarul Hassan, Nayyer Ejaz, and Adnan Jaffar are among the actors who appear in the web series. The series is created by acclaimed filmmaker Anjum Shahzad and iconic writer Saji Gul.