FIR filed against the 49 celebrities who wrote an open letter to PM Narendra Modi on mob lynching
Earlier in July this year, around 49 eminent personalities from Art and Cinema world came together and wrote an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing their concern over the lynching of Muslims, Dalits, and other minorities.
Now an FIR has been lodged against these 49 celebs in Muzaffarpur on Thursday. The list of 49 celebs includes Ramchandra Guha, Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, Konkona Sen Sharma, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee and Shubha Mudgalam amongst several others.
As per a report by PTI, a local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha was quoted saying, “The Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari had passed the order on August 20, accepting my petition upon the receipt of which an FIR was lodged today at the Sadar police station here.”
An FIR has been filed under the Indian Penal code which covers charges like sedition, public nuisance, hurting religious feelings and insulting with an intent to provoke breach of peace.
The open letter of the celebs had stressed on the fact that there can’t be a democracy without dissent. The celebs had also mentioned that Jai Shri Ram is being misused as “provocative war cry”.
Ojha had filed a petition in which he stated that the open letter spoiled the image of the country and also doubted the impressive performance of the Prime Minister.
Let’s see what course of action these celebs take now. Until stay tuned for all the updates on this story.