#BanTheEmpireSeries trends as Hindus oppose glorification of invader Babur by Hotstar series

OTT platform Disney Hotstar released a web series named ‘The Empire’ on 27 August, which is based on Islamic invader Babur. He was one of the most cruel and brutal Islamic invaders, who plundered wealth of India, destroyed innumerable number of Hindu temples and killed countless Hindus. Devout Hindus protested against the glorification of Babur through the said web series. Hotstar has rejected grievance complaints against its series ‘The Empire’ on Babur which dramatises the Mughal invader, claiming that it is based on an adaptation of a novel, Empire of the Moghul – Raiders from the North, written by one Alex Rutherford which fictionalised historical events.

This has created uproar among Hindus and they took to Twitter to raise their protest. Hindu netizens started tweeting with hashtag #BanTheEmpireSeries which became one of the top national trends on Twitter in India. The trend was on 2nd spot for some time and was in top 10 for several hours. More than 40,000 tweets were tweeted using the said hashtag.

Here are some of the tweets from the trend :

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