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Delhi High Court to hear plea against Netflix web series 'Hasmukh'

The suit is against episode 4 of the web series

Hasmukh

MUMBAI: The Delhi High Court on Monday will hear a plea by a lawyer seeking to restrain Netflix from streaming a web series. The lawyer community has taken umbrage at the Netflix web series Hasmukh, because it “maligns their image and reputation.”

The plea, moved by Supreme Court lawyer Ashutosh Dubey, points out that in episode 4 of the web series, lawyers have been branded as “thieves, scoundrels, goons and rapists.”

The lawyer wants deletion of the contents from the series. He has also sought court directions to the producers, directors and writer of the series to tender an unconditional apology for “maligning the image of the lawyers' community.”

"Statements (in the series) are highly disparaging, defamatory and bring disrepute to the profession of law, and lawyers and advocates in the eyes of the general public," said Dubey.

While seeking a permanent injunction on airing the series, the advocate has maintained in his suit that the said remarks have “caused utmost damage to the legal profession and impugned the image of lawyers in the eyes of millions of viewers/subscribers, who visit the streaming website where the show is being streamed." 

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