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Salman rape comment: Petition filed in Kanpur for hurting prestige of women

In what may spell fresh trouble for Salman Khan presently in dock over his ‘raped woman’ comment, a lawyer on Wednesday filed a petition against the actor in a lower court in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for hurting the prestige of women.

bollywood Updated: Jun 23, 2016 08:29 IST
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A complaint has been filed under Section 294 (obscene acts and or songs in public) and Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
A complaint has been filed under Section 294 (obscene acts and or songs in public) and Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.

In what may spell fresh trouble for Salman Khan presently in dock over his ‘raped woman’ comment, a lawyer on Wednesday filed a petition against the actor in a lower court in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for hurting the prestige of women.

Maharashtra State Commission for Women has also summoned Khan

“I thought how can he know the feeling of rape. He is not even married. He has hurt the prestige of women. His comment projected anti-women, insulting and polluted mindset. A complaint has been filed under Section 294 (obscene acts and or songs in public) and Section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code. The court has taken cognizance of it and ordered to file the lawsuit,” the lawyer Manoj Dikshit said.

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Salim Khan has apologised on behalf of his son for the remarks.

Salman, in a recent interview said that he felt like a “raped woman”during Sultan’s shooting, drawing the wrath of fans and women activists alike.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has demanded an apology within seven days from the Bollywood superstar. NCW chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam sought a public apology from the Bollywood actor and asked for an explanation. Dubbing Salman’s comment as ‘irresponsible and careless’, Kumaramangalam told ANI that the actor would be summoned if his explanation is unsatisfactory.

BJP activists burning photos of Bollywood actor Salman Khan during a protest over his controversial rape remarks in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI)

Read: Women’s panel demands apology from Salman in seven days

Salman made the comments during an interview with entertainment website spotboye.com to promote Sultan that tells the story of an ageing wrestler trying to make a comeback. “When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight,” the 50-year-old actor had said.

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