Ram Gopal Varma booked for tweets on Lord Ganesh

A police case was registered on Sunday against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Hyderabad | Published:September 1, 2014 11:35 am
On a complaint by lawyer Karuna Sagar, a case was filed against Ram Gopal Varma at the Saroornagar police station in Cyberabad. On a complaint by lawyer Karuna Sagar, a case was filed against Ram Gopal Varma at the Saroornagar police station in Cyberabad.

A police case was registered here Sunday against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh.

On a complaint by lawyer Karuna Sagar, a case was filed against Varma at the Saroornagar police station in Cyberabad.

“We have registered a case against Varma. We will seek legal opinion before proceeding further in the case,” Saroornagar police inspector B. Naveen Reddy told IANS.

The filmmaker was booked under four sections of the Indian Penal Code – sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), and 298 (hurting religious feelings).

The complainant alleged that Varma hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus by insulting Lord Ganesh through his series of tweets.

Several police complaints were also filed against Varma in Mumbai for his objectionable remarks on Lord Ganesh, though he apologised for thesen later.

On Aug 28, a day before the 11-day Ganeshotsav began in Mumbai, Hyderabad and other places, the filmmaker posted a series of tweets about Lord Ganesh.

The next day, he gave a clarification, saying they were made in a usual manner.

“All tweets I put on Ganesha were in my usual manner but unintended by me to hurt anyone’s sentiments… but if they did I sincerely apologise,” he tweeted Saturday.

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    AlsoIndian
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:31 am
    Ganesh Carnival, Navratri Carnival.....FESTIVALS THAT NEVER WERE? Festivals that were once religious, low profile, quiet and individual have turned into commercial, vulgar, waste and publicity events. Thousand of crores are wasted in fireworks during Diwali. Anything to do with religion? The highest number of abortions in Gujarat are carried out in the aftermath of Navratri. Any relation with worship? Ganesh Chaturti is kind of Shiv Sena imposed event especially in Mumbai, wherein either "YOU ARE WITH US OR AGAINST US". This has literally forced communities and individuals to get engaged into Shiv Sena appeasing . Although RGV's comments are condemned, we must ask ourselves what kind of mess we are doing in the name of religion. How does it benefits the humanity?
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    Biltu
    Sep 1, 2014 at 11:00 am
    True Ganesh worship is to stop the cruelty inflicted on not only elephants which even happens in our temples. But also to stop the cruelty to all working animals like, horses, bulls, mules and camels. So stop wasting time chasing Mr Varma and do this practical Ganesh Pooja which will get you the blessings and protection of Lord Ganesh.
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    gubradi Jo
    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:58 am
    How does your being in this world benefit humanity? How does your eating three times and defecating two times benefit humanity?
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    Raj Menon
    Sep 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    The so called Ganesh festival is not a traditional festival for Hindus. There was a time when Tilak was convinced it could be used as a tool to motivate the apathetic potion to join the independence movement. Creating statues of disco Ganpti etc. and dumping them in water amount to desecration of the deity. All Hindu festivals and shrines should have three essential elements: antareeksham shanti, bhoomou shanti, akasham shanti - things that are conuous by their absence in Ganesh festival.
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