New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday, 27 April issued summons in a suit seeking to restrain the online streaming platform Netflix from airing the episodes of webseries ‘Hasmukh’ for making allegedly maligning statements against lawyers. It reserved the order on the interim injunction against the web series.

This injunction is in particular against episode 4 of season 1 of the series, titled “Bambai ka Babu”.

A single judge bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva issued summons to Netflix and makers of Hasmukh. Both the parties have been directed to file their written submissions within four weeks.

The lawsuit was filed by Supreme Court lawyer Ashutosh Dubey. He has also asked the webseries makers to “tender unconditional apology online for maligning the image of the lawyers, which includes judges as they too had been lawyers at one point of time”.

“The said remarks have caused utmost damage to the legal profession and impugn the image of lawyers in the eyes of millions of viewers/ subscribers who visit the streaming website where the show is being streamed,” the lawyer said in his plea seeking a permanent injunction on airing of the series and deletion or removal of the statements from the show ‘Hasmukh’.

The lawsuit will come up for hearing next on July 7.

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