Pakistan Wants Ban On Doraemon Speaking In Hindi, Says It’s India’s Cultural Attack

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4:47 pm 4 Aug, 2016

Like India, the famous Japanese anime series Doraemon is also very popular in Pakistan.

However, political parties in Pakistan have raised objection of Doraemon speaking in Hindi.

Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf legislator, Malik Taimoor Masood has submitted a first of its kind resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on Doraemon.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan emirates247

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The resolution urges Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban cartoon channels in general, and Doraemon in particular.

According to the resolution, cartoon channels on 24 hours are having a negative impact on the educational and physical well-being of children.



It said the cartoon characters speak in Hindi which is “India’s cultural attack on Pakistan.”

Since Doraemon is aired in Hindi, a lot of Pakistani kids prefer to watch them in Hindi which is resulting in more and more kids talking in Hindi. So, Pakistan leaders consider the cartoon series to be a danger to the Pakistani’s societal norms.


The announcement has created a full on war on Twitter under the hashtag #PTIvsDoraemon, and Pakistanis are trying to figure out what PTI has against anime.

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