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Tamil Nadu government seeks ban on Amazon Prime series Family Man 2

The Tamil Nadu Government wrote to Prakash Javadekar, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, requesting a stop or ban on the release of the Amazon Prime Video web series Family Man 2 because it "depicts the Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner." The second season of the espionage-themed web series is set to release on June 4, 2021. The objections against Family Man 2 come two months after Amazon faced flak over its political web series Tandav, which stirred controversy for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. In response to the numerous first-information reports and criminal complaints filed against Tandav's filmmakers, Amazon removed certain scenes from the show and issued an apology. Family Man discredits historical struggle of Eelam Tamils: TN Government In the letter dated May 24, 2021, the state government said that Family Man 2 "aimed at discrediting and distorting the historical struggle of Eelam Tamils of Sri Lanka". The TN government accused Amazon of running a "smear campaign" against Tamilians, as "our brethren Eelam Tamils are struggling for decades to enjoy the fruits of equality, Justice, Peace, and dignity in the island nation." Other political leaders from the state including Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko and Naam Tamilar Katchi chief coordinator Seeman have also called for a ban on the series, according to two reports in The Hindu. "The sacrifices of their long drawn out democratic battle has been intentionally undermined and it could not, by any stretch of the imagination considered merely as…

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