Mahendra Singh Dhoni booked for ‘hurting religious sentiments of Hindus’

The court issued a warrant against Dhoni on a complaint alleging he hurt religious sentiments of a community.

By: Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: June 24, 2014 5:36 pm

A court in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus.

The court in Anantapur issued the arrest warrant as Dhoni did not appear in the court despite three summons served in the past. It directed the police to present Dhoni in the court July 16.

The case relates to a picture on the cover of Business Today in its April 2013 edition. Dhoni was portrayed as Hindu god Vishnu with a sub title “God of Big Deals” and holding products of several companies including a shoe in his hand.

Y. Shyam Sunder, a local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), had filed a petition in the court in February this year alleging that the cricketer hurt the sentiments of Hindus by denigrating a Hindu god.

The summons issued by the court to Dhoni on three occasions were returned. The court, which took up the hearing Tuesday, issued the arrest warrant.

Similar petitions against Dhoni were filed in Delhi, Pune and other cities.

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First Published on: June 24, 2014 3:58 pm
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    Anamika Chhawal
    Aug 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    So when MF Husain painted nude Indian Goddesses why wasn't he summoned.
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      Ashish Biswas
      Jun 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm
      Dhoni must be careful. Money is not everything.
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        Girish
        Jun 24, 2014 at 1:32 pm
        how is dhoni responsible for what the graphic artist of Business Today depicted him as?such is the intelligence of people sitting as a judge in Indian courts.
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          Khalid
          Jun 25, 2014 at 5:22 am
          VHP - RSS.. please don't kill Muslims this time..
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            Goberdeen
            Jun 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm
            post a fine on such frivolous cases..
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              Raghunath Phadnis
              Jun 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm
              Mahendra singh Dhoni is lord of big deals, apart from playing some game.Some say that there is religion in the name of some game. So what's the big deal.
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                sandeep ravat
                Jun 24, 2014 at 11:33 am
                Shame on dhoni, u guys will do any thing for money,
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                  V.Muthuswami
                  Jun 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm
                  One who believes and practices sanata dharma should have no problem in seeing God in all things - from the mighty sun to micro insect. Why then such stupid hurting of sentiments? By bing Hinduism we are drifting to become ludicrous.
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