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  1. Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ ban row: HC lobs Hindu Front ball in PM Narendra Modi’s court

Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ ban row: HC lobs Hindu Front ball in PM Narendra Modi’s court

HC asks PM Narendra Modi-led Centre to file its response on a PIL seeking ban on Aamir Khan starrer movie 'PK'.

By: | Lucknow | Updated: January 6, 2015 8:54 AM
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The portrayal of Hindu sentiments in the Aamir Khan film ‘PK” has faced the ire of right-wing organisations which say the movie disrespects Hindu religion. (Bollywood Hungama)

The Allahabad High Court today asked the PM Narendra Modi-led Centre to file its response in a week on a petition seeking ban on Aamir Khan starrer and Raj Kumar Hirani directed film ‘PK’.

The Lucknow bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Rituraj Awasthi gave the direction on a petition filed against Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ by an outfit, Hindu Front For Justice.

The petitioners also sought a direction to quash U/ A certificate granted to the film by Censor Board.

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Narendra Modi shakes hands with actor Aamir Khan at a meeting in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI file photo)

Petitioners counsel HS Jain alleged that there are derogatory remarks against Hindu Gods, Hindu beliefs, faith and worship in the movie.

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“The Hindu way of worship has also been criticised in a most unwarranted manner,” he alleged in the petition.

The central government counsel sought time to seek instructions from the government on the matter after which the court granted one week and directed to list this matter thereafter.

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PM Narendra Modi with actor Aamir Khan at a walkathon after the launch of the nationwide cleanliness campaign, the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ at Rajpath in New Delhi. (PTI file photo)

The portrayal of Hindu sentiments in the Hirani – directed film has faced the ire of right-wing organisations which say the movie disrespects Hindu religion.

However, the CM Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax.

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