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John Abraham’s action thriller ‘Satyamev Jayte’ is facing agitation before the release. The film is alleged to hurt the religious sentiments of the Shia Muslims. As per the complainant, a ‘Maatam’ (mourning) scene in the film has hurt religious sentiments of a certain Muslim sect.
Shia community head, Nisar Hyder commented on this issue and said: “We have submitted the complaint against all those concerned in making Satymeva Jayate and hurting religious sentiments. We have requested that the filmmakers should immediately remove the Maatam (Mourning) clipping from the movie and then release it. It is clearly hurting the sentiments of Shia Muslims.”
The DCP, when asked about the issue, told: “Shia community members have approached me and lodged a complaint against Satyameva Jayate movie over a clipping of Maatam, which is hurting the sentiments of Shia Muslims. I immediately ordered Dabeerpura police to register an FIR and initiate necessary action.”
The case has been filed under the following sections:
- Section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class)
- Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs)
- Section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The upcoming drama is slated to release on 15th August. It stars Manoj Bajpai as a rough cop who is chasing the menacing John Abraham in a catch-me-if-you-can game. The film is helmed by Milap Zaveri.
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- Shivam
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