Shocking! Celebs In Soup For Writing Letter To PM Narendra Modi

Imran Asif Fazal |Jul 30, 2019

The petitioned has sought court intervention to direct the police for registering a First Information Report against the 49 celebs.

It seems that 49 celebs are now in soup for writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A petition has been filed in the Bihar court against 49 eminent citizens demanding First Information Report be registered against them on charges of sedition and other charges.

Petitioner Sudhir Kumar Ojha has sought court intervention directing the police to register the official complaint. Moreover, 62 celebs who wrote a counter letter to PM Narendra Modi has been named as witnesses in the case.

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The petition reads, that the 49  celebs have indulged in tarnishing the image of the country and undermining the impressive performance of the Prime Minister and also charged them with “supporting secessionist tendencies”.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing on August 3. Ojha also named actress Kangana Ranaut and directors Madhur Bhandarkar and Vivek Agnihotri, who were among 61 high-profile personalities to counter the letter, as “witnesses”.

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On July 23, Anurag Kashyap, Konkana Sen Sharma, Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Ashis Nandy, Shubha Mudgal were among the eminent filmmakers, historians, sociologists, artists who had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing their concerns over growing cases of lynchings and suppression of dissent.

The 49 eminent personalities had said in their letter that ‘Jai Shri Ram’ has become a provocative ‘war cry’ today that leads to law and order problems, and many lynchings take place in its name.

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The letter further read, “We were shocked to learn from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports that there have been no less than 840 instances of atrocities against Dalits in the year 2016, and a definite decline in the percentage of convictions.”

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The letter was responded to by other 61 personalities, including lyricist Prasoon Joshi, actor Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on Friday, who penned an open letter countering the claim of the previous lot. In the letter, the celebrities spoke against ‘selective outrage and false narratives’ shown by “49 self-styled guardians”.

The letter read, “Forty-nine self-styled “guardians” and “conscience keepers” of the nation and of democratic values have once again expressed selective concern and demonstrated clear political bias and motive."

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