Members of the Gorkha community group have filed a complaint with the NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) for allegedly using ‘insulting, demeaning and derogatory’ language for a Nepali-speaking woman in the second episode
Bengaluru: While Anushka Sharma’s Paatal Lok has received good reviews, it has also run the risk of hurting Hindu sentiments.
A few days ago, many people took umbrage at the series and did not mince words in lodging their protests over the stigmatising of Hindus.
Now, members of the Gorkha community group have filed a complaint with the NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) for allegedly using ‘insulting, demeaning and derogatory’ language for a Nepali-speaking woman in the second episode, as reported by Economic Times.
In a FB account, they said, “The series seems to have hurt the community and there is a strong protest on social media by Nepali speaking people against this web series "Paatal Lok" for presenting such an insulting, demeaning and derogatory dialogue.”
The website further added that the youth wing of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh, Bharatiya Yuva Gorkha Parisangh, had also started an online campaign against the web series, alleging that in the second episode, a Nepali-speaking woman had been maligned by the maker.
‘This is not just regressive, but racist stereotyping of North Easterners, in particular, the Gorkhas,’ the post read. “We strongly condemn in toughest terms and seek immediate removal. We cannot consume community content stereotyping and accept racist attack in the name of creative freedom,” wrote the party.
In another tweet sent out by the Bharatiya Yuva Gorkha Parisangh, the youth wing demands that the slur to be muted, subtitles blurred and for the video to be uploaded with an apology.
Nanda Kirati Dewan, the President of the Bharatiya Yuva Gorkha Parisangh, also sent out a tweet sharing the link of a change.org petition, demanding an on-screen disclaimer and muting the slur in the web series.
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Last Updated May 23, 2020, 1:01 PM IST