Activists of right-wing outfits Bajrang Dal and Hindu Sena today staged a protest outside a cinema hall in Central Delhi, demanding ban on Aamir Khan blockbuster ‘PK’ for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
The demonstrators also burned posters of the movie and demanded that an FIR be registered against its makers and star cast.
“Some agitators staged a protest outside Delite cinema. They were detained and taken to the nearby police station,” said a senior police official.
Protesters also raised slogans against the movie demanding ban on its screening across the country.
“The movie should not be screened any more as it hurts the sentiments of Hindus. We also demand registration of an FIR against the star cast of the movie,” said a protester.
The film earned Rs 214 crore in the first nine days after its release on December 19.
Meanwhile, Yoga guru Ramdev also said that tradition and faith of people should not be hurt.
“The film PK, as people have told me, has two things.One, it contains objectionable scenes of Hindu God and Goddesses, which is not right.
“But secondly, it has exposed those people who misuse the name of God for their personal profit and call themselves as God. However, the tradition and faith of people should not be hurt.” Ramdev said.
Sri Ram Sena also demanded that this movie should be banned.
“The movie PK hurts the sentiments of Hindus and we protest it. Indian government should banned it,” Pramod Muthalik said.
Bajrang Dal attacks Kanpur mall over ‘PK’
Bajrang Dal workers attacked the premises of Z Square Mall in Kanpur on Tuesday (December 30) where Hindi film “PK” was being screened, seeking a ban on it for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
The activists tried to storm the mall where the film was being exhibited at a multiplex. But when security personnel stopped them, they pulled down canopies and other publicity exhibits at the gate.
They also burnt an effigy of the film’s main actor, Aamir Khan, who plays the role of an alien in the movie that is a commentary on godmen.
Police told IANS that three Bajrang Dal workers had been arrested and they were looking for their accomplices.
In a related incident, members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini burnt posters of the film and Aamir Khan’s effigy.
They demanded that parts of the movie, which they said showed Hinduism in poor light, be deleted or the film be banned. They threatened to storm theatres screening the film if their demands were not met.
Bajrang Dal protests against ‘PK’ in Odisha
The Bajrang Dal protested at various cinema halls in this Odisha capital and demanded a ban on Aamir Khan’s movie “PK”, saying it was against religious sentiments of Hindus.
Activists vandalised a cinema hall for screening the movie that shows godmen misusing religion for personal gain. They also burnt posters and banners of the film.
“The film has dishonoured the Hindu religion and ridiculed gods and goddesses. The film was financed from Dubai and Pakistan. It’s a conspiracy to undermine the Hindu religion. It should be banned immediately,” Bhupesh Nayak, Bhubaneswar district coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, told reporters.
Following the vandalism, cinema halls filed police complaints against the people involved in the act.
“After receiving complaints, we have deployed security personnel at the cinema halls to maintain law and order,” Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner R.K. Sharma said.