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Prophet comment controversy: SRK says ‘writing error’

SRK,who is currently abroad shooting,said there is no more important figure in history than Prophet Mohammad.

The Bandra police has filed a case against Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly making comments about Prophet Mohammad but the actor said it is a writing error and not a thought or view that he believes in.

“We have registered an FIR against Shah Rukh Khan after we received an application from an advocate who alleged that the actor made some statements hurting the sentiments of Muslims,” said senior police inspector of Bandra police station,Prakash George.

The complaint was registered against Shah Rukh and the publisher of the magazine in which the purported remarks were published.

Complainant Khalid Babu Querishi alleged that in the July issue of the ‘Time and Style’ magazine,Shah Rukh had used objectionable language against the Prophet which is unacceptable,” George said.

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The case was registered under section 295-a (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious sentiments) and 34 (acts done by several persons with common interest) of IPC.

In a message,the actor who is currently abroad shooting for Karan Johar’s “My Name is Khan”,said that there is no more important figure in history than Prophet Mohammad. “Being a Muslim and standing up for the tenets of Islam is my most important agenda,” he said.

The actor’s response came a day after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him.

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Referring to protests on the issue,Shah Rukh said,”If they have seen my interviews about Islam and the Prophet,they should know that it is a writing error and not a thought or view I believe in.”

He said,”for all practical purposes… Prophet Mohammad is the most important positive figure in Islam”. Khan’s statement will be recorded on his return from the US.

SRK effigy beaten with shoes

A large number of protesters put a garland of shoes round an effigy of film star,Shah Rukh Khan here to protest against his alleged “derogatory” remarks against Prophet Mohammed.

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The protestors,gathered at Jehangirabad square after Friday prayers,beat up Shah Rukh’s effigy with footwear to vent their anger with film star.

Later,they dispersed peacefully at the end of the protest which lasted about 30 minutes.

Shah Rukh in an interview to a magazine compared Prophet Mohammed with Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill.

First published on: 19-06-2009 at 10:17:26 am
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