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MPs join Christian groups’ protest against Ekta Kapoor movie

Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Shantaram Naik have joined Christian groups in Mumbai and Goa in their protest against certain “offensive scenes” in the Bollywood comedy film Kya Super Cool Hain Hum.

Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Shantaram Naik have joined Christian groups in Mumbai and Goa in their protest against certain “offensive scenes” in the Bollywood comedy film Kya Super Cool Hain Hum.

Catholic Secular Forum (CSF),a delegation from Mumbai comprising representatives of Catholic Residents Organisation for Social Services (CROSS),Association of Concerned Catholics (AOCC) and Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum (MCYF),met Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and MPs in Delhi on Tuesday and demanded that the scenes in contention should either be deleted or action taken against the filmmakers.

“They have taken a serious view of the movie,which is not only vulgar but also degrades women and hurts the religious sentiments of the Christian community,” CSF secretary Joseph Dias said.

“I have seen their presentation and have written a letter to the I&B minister,demanding that she issue a notice to the censor board that they take care that provocative language and scenes against any particular group are not allowed. Since the movie was released over two weeks ago there is no point in banning it now so I will not take up the issue in Parliament but we will try to ensure such a problem does not happen in future,” said Nirupam,a Loksabha MP.

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“A Supreme Court order prevents the government from interfering with the decisions of the censor board but we cannot sit idle on the issue.”

Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik said,“I sought to raise the issue last week in the Rajya Sabha but there was a disruption in the House on the issue of black money. Immediately thereafter,I sent an email to the chairperson of the board,Leela Samson,to which I got a reply that elaborated on their reasoning. I will still try to take up the issue next week if I get the opportunity.”

The Christian groups also urged the police to complete the investigation quickly on the two FIRs filed last week in the Bandra and Mahim police stations against the filmmakers.

First published on: 16-08-2012 at 02:15 IST
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