Political, social activists file cases against Ram Gopal Varma for tweets on Lord Ganesh

Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Mumbai | Updated: August 31, 2014 10:09 am
Ram Gopal Varma Friday posted certain tweets and jocular remarks on Lord Ganesh, which many people said were objectionable and in poor taste. Ram Gopal Varma Friday posted certain tweets and jocular remarks on Lord Ganesh, which many people said were objectionable and in poor taste.

Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said.

Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations in the city.

Khambekar told media persons that Varma’s tweets “hurt the sentiments of a large number of Hindus, especially devotees of Lord Ganesh”.

Poonawala said Varma’s tweets have “angered” not only Maharashtrians but also Muslims of the state.

The 11-day Ganeshotsav is being celebrated across Maharashtra with glittering decorations on roads and bylanes, rows of fairy lights, and patriotic and social themes.

Varma Friday posted certain tweets and jocular remarks on Lord Ganesh, which many people said were objectionable and in poor taste.

Police said they will investigate the case before taking further steps.

Social activists and organisations, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, have condemned Varma’s comments and demanded an apology from him as well as police action.

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    Awareness4All
    Aug 31, 2014 at 10:30 am
    REQUEST TO ALL BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!THOSE HINDUS WHO ARE ASKING TO PUNISH RGV FOR HUMILIATING THEIR RELIGION HAVE NO RIGHTS TO HUMILIATE THE RELIGION OF OTHERS. THEY SHOULD EITHER GIVE ANSWER TO RGV QUERIES OR PROTEST AGAINST HIM OR JUST SHUT UP. YOUR PROBLEM IS RGV NOT OTHER RELIGIONS. YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO RGV BY GIVING LOGICAL ANSWER, NOT BY FINDING MISTAKES IN OTHER RELIGION. AS YOU DON'T HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR RELIGION FIRST THEN HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT MISTAKES IN OTHERS RELIGION. GROW UP KIDS!
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    Biltu
    Aug 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm
    True worship of Ganesh is in using our time and resources in stopping the abuse of animals and birds in cages. Elephants and other working animals like horses, bulls, mules and camels are treated with harsh cruelty. Even temples abuse animals.The time and resources spent on pondering over what Mr Varma said would be better utilised in true Ganesh Pooja. The stopping of animal abuse.
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    Ganesh Dore
    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm
    Hindu way of life is a collection of beliefs and faith. These beliefs lead to a code of conduct that is perhaps the best in the world with minimal contradictions and needless impositions. Right Wing Hindu fanatics have no business insisting all Hindu mythology is a proven fact. ..and Yes , my given name is Ganesh.
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    abc
    Aug 31, 2014 at 6:32 am
    "Was Muhammed really told by God to do what he did which included using force to convert people? Was Killing of so called nonbelievers by Muhammed OK with God?" I SEE YOU DON'T HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ISLAM, SO BETTER SHUT UP!
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    aslan
    Sep 1, 2014 at 10:01 am
    Twitter is there to share what they feel...its nothing personal...to hurt anyone
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    true-bihari
    Aug 31, 2014 at 8:48 am
    why you my friend rather than asking people to shut up about Islam do something to bring the real facts of Islam into light
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    Victor Race
    Sep 1, 2014 at 5:06 am
    OHH ur lord gives trash ??? is he a lord or officer
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    rajkal
    Aug 31, 2014 at 7:06 am
    As much as every one has the right to criticise in a democratic country, they should respect the sentiment of the readers also. The view about gods and prophets may differ as belief system is developed from home. I agree that we thrash billions of rupees to keep our belief(blind most of the time), but those rich masters do not open their palm to wipe the tears of poor people who supports the Master's belief. It is ironical is n't it?. But that is they the world has been and will be for ever. 1% of the Indian rich can bring our 40% of PVL Indians to APL. Good luck guys.
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