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Sikh body moves court against actor

mumbai Updated: Sep 18, 2009 02:25 IST
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A city-based Sikh religious and cultural organisation has filed a complaint against Sohail Khan alleging that the actor has hurt religious sentiments of the community through his recently released film



It has also alleged Khan has also tried to send wrong signals about the community through the film.

The organisation, Punjabi Cultural and Heritage Board, has sought to prosecute Sohail Khan under Sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 298 (utter words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings) and 504 (intended insult).

Mulund metropolitan court will hear the complaint on September 30, Rizwan Siddhiqui, representing the complainant body said.

The complaint states that although smoking is prohibited in the Sikh community, a Sikh character in the film has been shown lighting a cigarette.

The body has also objected to some scenes from the film where, according to them, utter disregard has been shown towards the Sikh turban, which is treated by Sikhs as a symbol of spirituality and holiness.

“Such ridiculous depictions and representations made by Sohail Khan or his production house in disregard of its impact on people is disgusting and shocking,” added the complaint.