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.#SacredGames
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 14, 2018
This may be one of the most mature statements by any political leader in India. When it comes to freedom of expression, leaderships in India always complaint of lack of it in Opposition and curb the same when in power. Taking a work of fiction as fiction has always been a problem for Indians.
The netflix web series Sacred Games ha shown Rajiv Gandhi in bad light and is making political waves since its release in beginning of the month.
So when Priyanka Chopra stops a fictional Hindu Terror plot in a fictional drama, she still has to post apologies to nation
I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2018
No one dares to guarantee her freedom of expression. So when Sacred Games tarnishes Rajiv Gandhi’s role, its a welcome surprise that Rahul Gandhi puts work of fiction as fiction. It takes a big heart to do so. We half expected congress to plea under 69A of Indian IT act 2000, to stop Netflix in India altogether.
Hopefully this maturity lasts beyond April of 2019