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The filmmaker, shared a poster and a video clip of Goddess Kaali smoking on Twitter recently to promote her documentary called “Kaali.”
Advocate Vineet Jindal has filed a police complaint before the Deputy Commissioner of Police, North West Delhi against filmmaker Leena Manimekalai over alleged derogatory poster, which shows Goddess Kali smoking a cigarette.
The filmmaker, shared a poster and a video clip of Goddess Kaali smoking on Twitter recently to promote her documentary called “Kaali.” According to the complaint, the poster is highly condemnable and derogatory to Hindu beliefs and sentiments. It has been alleged that the filmmaker has hurt Jindal’s religious sentiments by showing Goddess Kali smoking.
The complaint notes that showing Goddess Kali smoking is highly objectionable and is not acceptable in any manner. According to the complaint, the deplorable photo and video in the context of a Hindu Goddess are outrageous. The complaint further notes that the act of posting such content is deliberate, malicious and is intended to outrage the feelings of the Hindu community.
It has been alleged that posting such content on social media and all public platforms, amounts to offences under Sections 295A, 298 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.
The complaint seeks for lodging of an FIR under the above-mentioned sections. It further seeks a ban and removal of the photo and video clip from the internet on an immediate basis. The ban has been sought, as according to the complaint, considering that the content causes a defamatory impact and enrages the Hindu community. The complaint alleges that the content has disparaged Hindu religious beliefs.
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