Arrest producer, director of Kya Super Cool Hain Hum: Cong MP
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Congress MP Shantaram Naik on Friday demanded arrest of the producer and director of Hindi film 'Kya Super Cool Hain Hum' for hurting the religious sentiments of Christian community.
Raising the issue Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Naik said in one of the scenes in the film, a Christian priest has been portrayed in bad light and is shown solemnising 'marriage' of two dogs.
Citing specific instances from the film, Naik said there are many dialogues and scenes in the film, which can hurt sentiments of the Christian community. "Freedom of expression does not give licence to a film producer or director to play with the sentiments of others, much less with religious sentiments. Comedy certainly is a part of every society but while presenting comedies in any art form, no one's religious sentiments can be hurt," Naik said.
He said the film also contains a number of double-meaning filthy dialogues. Naik demanded that the producers, directors and others in charge of film production and distribution should be hauled up under sections 295A and 298 of the IPC dealing with offences relating to religions.
He also demanded that the powers of Union Government to review the decision of Film Censor Board should now be restored by way of amendment to Cinematograph Act.
"However, an FIR can be lodged by the central or any state government under the IPC provisions and refrain the producers/exhibitors from exhibiting the film any further.
"Besides, it must be remembered that section 295A is a cognisable offence and it is duty of police machinery to act and arrest the culprits," he said.
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