Hrithik Roshan sent notice for hurting sentiments of Christian community by his ‘Pope’ tweet

Hrithik Roshan has been sent a legal notice by former Vice-Chairman of Maharashtra Minority Commission Abraham Mathai accusing him of "hurting sentiments" of Christian community by making a reference to "Pope" in a tweet directed at actress Kangana Ranaut.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: March 30, 2016 9:40 pm
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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has been sent a legal notice by former Vice-Chairman of Maharashtra Minority Commission Abraham Mathai accusing him of “hurting sentiments” of Christian community by making a reference to “Pope” in a tweet directed at actress Kangana Ranaut.

Mathai’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee said the notice has been sent to the 42-year-old actor under the provision of Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code asking the actor to apologise in seven days failing which a criminal complaint will be filed.

The “hurtful” remarks were made on Twitter after the ‘Bang Bang’ star’s alleged ex-lover Kangana apparently referred to him as her silly ‘ex’.

“Hrithik Roshan has hurt the religious sentiments, feelings and beliefs of Christians (Roman Catholics) all over the world which includes my client as well. My client wants a written public apology from Hrithik Roshan within 7 days,” Siddiquee said.

Hrithik, on January 28, had tweeted, “There r more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (I m sure wonderful) women d media hs ben naming. Thanks but no thanks (sic).”

The notice also said that by making such a statement on a public platform Hrithik has not only willfully challenged the chastity of the respected Pope but has also shown him in poor light.

“Thus malafidely, mischievously and intentionally outraged the religious feelings and insulted the religious beliefs of Romans Catholics all over the world who consider the Pope to be absolutely chaste as their spiritual and religious leader,” the notice read.

The notice also reads that by indulging in such a criminal act Roshan has rendered himself guilty and liable to be tried under the provision of Section 295-A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).

Siddiquee in the notice has asked the actor to apologise in seven days failing which he will proceed ahead with the matter and obtain the required government sanction, under of Section 196 of Criminal Procedure Code and accordingly file a criminal complaint against Roshan.

Neither the actor nor his representative was available for comment.

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    Maggi
    Mar 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm
    Obviously a sense of humour is lacking , I would guarantee the Pope would take no offence,as He has a sense of humour .PS. I am a Catholic and am not offended in any way .
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      raj bhai
      Jun 19, 2016 at 10:20 am
      never thought hritikh would would say like this no christians say anything like these to pandits then why shud anyone say like this..shame on you hritikh because many of ur fans are also Christians
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      1. Jeslin Patricya
        Mar 31, 2016 at 2:16 am
        "affair with d Pope"....crazy!
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        1. Jeslin Patricya
          Mar 31, 2016 at 2:19 am
          Crazy but just ignore...
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          1. Jeslin Patricya
            Mar 31, 2016 at 2:22 am
            How many people today abuse Jesus Christ, if you can forgive those, why can't you forgive this. He is just a Pope.
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