Maharashtra: Salman Khan booked for hurting religious sentiments
The complaint said Khan’s NGO, 'Being Human', had organised a fashion show in Mumbai a few months back, in which a model walked down the ramp with the Arabic word 'Allah' prominently displayed at the bottom of her gown.india Updated: Sep 12, 2014 01:41 IST
The Yavatmal police in Maharashtra on Thursday booked Bollywood actor Salman Khan for hurting religious sentiments of a community.
Khan was booked under section 295 (A) on the basis of a complaint lodged by president of Vidarbha unit of All India Qaumi Tanzeem Mohd Asim Ali, according to the information available.
Ali said in his complaint, that Khan was instrumental in hurting the sentiments of the Muslims. He said that Khan’s NGO “Being Human” organised a fashion show in Mumbai a few months back, in which a model walked down the ramp with the Arabic word “Allah” prominently displayed at the bottom of her gown.
Ali also furnished a video clip of the fashion show, along with his complaint, to substantiate his allegations. It is unclear when and where the event took place but the video clips of the 'event' are being circulated on the social media. This has triggered anger among members of the Muslim community.
Ali further alleged that the police had not taken the matter seriously and did not take any action even two days after filing of the complaint.
“When we threatened that we would launch an indefinite dharna before the police, if they fail to book the actor, officials registered a case against Khan this morning,” Ali said.
However, investigating officer Dilip Chavan said, “We have lodged a complaint against Salman Khan and verifying details in this regard.”
First Published: Sep 11, 2014 18:47 IST