RSS gets angry over Manoj Bajpayee’s film The Family Man, calls it anti-Hindu
29th September 2019
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated magazine, Panchjanya has published an article on Manoj Bajpayee-led Amazon Prime series, ‘The Family Man’, objecting to certain scenes in the TV series. After films and TV soaps, web series are a new form of anti-nationalism and jihad, the article in the magazine said. The article, which criticizes ‘The Family Man’, reads, “In the series, a woman affiliated to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) 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 (AFSPA). At one point she asks her male colleague, who appears quite affected by her talk, whether there is any difference between the Indian administrative apparatus and the militants.” Panchjanya alleges that the information & broadcasting media are being used vigorously over the last few years to “propagate anti-national and anti-Hindu content”. It also accused the web series ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Ghoul’ of spreading hatred against Hinduism. Panchjanya has accused ‘The Family Man’ of trying to create sympathy for terrorists by establishing a narrative around why they pick up guns, and thus making it seem to the country’s youth that becoming a terrorist is “cool” and “fashionable”, the magazine article read. The RSS affiliate also alleged that these web series are “being promoted by Leftist and the Congress-leaning producers” and there is a larger conspiracy behind them to give validation to “anti-India and anti-Hindu narrative”.