On Monday, the Indian government issued orders to block a Pakistan-based OTT platform Vidly TV’s two mobile applications, website, four social media accounts, and smart TV app. Reportedly, a series being shown on it was detrimental to the country’s national security and integrity.
On the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Vidly TV released a web series titled Sevak: The Confessions, which was found to be dangerous to India’s security, sovereignty, and integrity of India.
Senior adviser at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Kanchan Gupta said, “Action against Vidly TV follows the assessment that the provocative and wholly untrue web series Sevak was sponsored by Pakistan’s info ops apparatus.”
The series depicted an anti-India narrative on sensitive historical events and subjects of national importance such as the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, Operation Blue Star and its aftermath, Malegaon Blasts, the killing of a Christian missionary named Graham Staines, Samjhauta Express blasts and inter-state river water dispute related to Sutlej Yamuna Link canal.