FIR lodged against 49 celebrities
New Delhi,Oct.04 : The case of letter written by PM Modi against the mob lynching by Bollywood and other industry stars has taken a new turn. It is reported that, an FIR was lodged against about 50 celebrities. There are celebs like Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap and Aparna Sen who wrote an open letter to Modi expressing concern over mob lynching.
It has been told in the news that this decision was given by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari while hearing the case filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, after which this FIR has been filed.
Sudhir Kumar Ojha said, ‘The Chief Judicial Magistrate passed this order on 20 August. My petition was accepted, whose receipt has been registered and an FIR has been lodged at Sadar Police Station today.
He told that he had put a petition in the name of about 50 signatures. It is reported that in this petition, he accused the nation of tarnishing the image and undermining the Prime Minister’s good work.
According to the police, these FIRs have been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code, which include treason, public nuisance, hurt religious sentiments and insult with the intention of disturbing the peace.
Many celebrities including Bollywood wrote an open letter to PM Modi in July this year. In this, they demanded that they should enact strict laws to prevent incidents of mob lynching and severe punishment should be given to the accused.
It is written in the letter, our constitution describes India as a secular republic, where people of every religion, group, gender, caste have equal rights. This letter has demanded that the lynching of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities should be stopped. It is also written that just criticizing PM Modi for such incidents will not work.