India bans all Pakistan-based OTT platforms – web series Sevak: The Confessions ignited India

Pakistani web series, Sevak: The Confessions initiate the blanket ban of all Pakistani OTT platforms
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting India immidiately banned Pakistani content 
Indian Government felt Pakistani content a ” threat to the nation’s sovereignty and security”

The Indian Government on Monday issued an order to ban Pakistan-based OTT Platform Vidly TV after the streaming of web series “Sevak: The Confessions”, said senior Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Kanchan Gupta.

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) , using emergency powers under IT Rules 2021, has issued directions on December 12 for the immediate blocking of the website, 2 mobile apps, 4 social media accounts, and one smart TV app of #Pakistan-based OTT Platform Vidly TV,” Kanchan Gupta, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, said in a tweet.

The show Sevak: The Confession is an action-thriller based on true events about minority discrimination in India between 1984 and 2022.

The show features eight episodes based on the horrors of hate crimes, atrocities, and genocide against the minorities in India, particularly Muslims and Sikhs.

The web series was released on November 26 –set against the backdrop of true events that occurred in India ranging from 1984 to 2022, written by Saji Gul and brought to life by director Anjum Shahzad.

The series feature Mohsin Abbas, Hajra Yamin, Nazarul Hassan, Nayyer Ejaz, Adnan Jaffar and Ammara Malik in the lead cast.

The story unfolds showcasing issues such as Operation Blue Star and its aftermath, the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the Malegaon blast, and the Samjhauta Express blast, film star Jeet Singh’s death among others.

In June last year, India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo keeping in view the threat to the nation’s sovereignty and security.

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