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India Bans Pakistan-based OTT platforms, apps, and social media accounts

A popular Pakistani streaming platform has been banned in India for airing a daring web series depicting India’s Hindutva movement and faith-based atrocities.

According to reports, the Indian government used its emergency powers under the IT Rules 2021 for this purpose, and India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued orders for the immediate blocking of Sevak: The Confessions and Pakistan’s OTT platform Vidly.TV, which provided the streaming.

The web series highlighting Indian atrocities against minorities was viewed by the Indian authorities as “maligning the integrity of the Indian state,” according to Indian media sources.

The Indian government has banned the OTT platform, apps, and social media accounts of Pakistani-based Vidly TV in India, which has been streaming historical events and the plight of minorities under the growing Hindutva threat and gaining popularity among the Indian population. 

The Indian government has advised that it will block a Pakistan-based OTT platform called ‘Vidly TV’ from broadcasting a web series on the grounds that its content is harmful to India’s national security and integrity.

According to an Indian ministry official, the government’s action against Pakistan-based Vidly TV was prompted by the web series “Sevak: The Confessions.”

The OTT channel’s web series featured events such as the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, Operation Blue Star, the Malegaon blast, and the Samjhauta Express bombing, among others.

The talented Pakistani director Anjum Shehzad directed Sevak.

In addition to other talented actors, the web series stars Nayyar Ijaz, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Adnan Jaffer, Hajra Yamin, Nazar ul Hassan, and Fahad Hashmi. Based on the true account of an assassin named Mannu who guides journalist Vidya on a quest to learn the sinister truths behind actor Jeet’s death.

Vidya stumbles upon numerous ghosts from Mannu’s past as he enters the maze of his stories. As they come into contact with Vijay Karkare, Preet Kaur, Arun, Vinayak, and Sadhu, Mannu is navigating life with a story that is hidden deep inside his heart. His tales expose the atrocities of genocide, atrocities, and hatred crimes.

He and Vidya discover that their lives are in danger as the truth is revealed.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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