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Court orders FIR against Salman for hurting Hindu sentiments with Loveratri

India Today logo India Today 12/09/2018

A Bihar court has ordered that an FIR be lodged against actor Salman Khan for his upcoming home production Loveratri, which allegedly hurts Hindu sentiments and promotes vulgarity.

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The sub-divisional judicial magistrate of Muzaffarpur, Shailendra Rai, was hearing a complaint filed by local advocate Sudhir Ojha on Wednesday and found merit in it. Directions were issued to Meethanpur police station to register an FIR against Salman Khan and his brother-in-law Ayush Sharma who plays the lead in the film along with actress Warina Hussain.

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Filing the complaint in the court on September 6, Ojha had pleaded that the title of Loveratri hurts Hindu sentiments by ridiculing the festival of Navratri and promoting vulgarity.

Advocate Sudhir Ojha in his complaint had also pleaded that the name of the film Lovaratri, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on October 5, denigrates Goddess Durga.

The complaint against Salman and the others were filed under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship), 298 (uttering words with deliberate intent to hurt religious sentiments), 153 (provoke with intent to cause riots), 153(B) (assertions prejudicial to national integrity) and 120(B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

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