In what comes as an sudden flip, an FIR was filed in Muzaffarpur on Thursday in opposition to 49 celebrities together with Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen for writing an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in regards to the rising incidents of mob lynching.
Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a petition two months in the past, urging authorities to behave in opposition to those that wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister, and an order was positioned by Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace Surya Kant Tiwari accepting the petition.
“The CJM 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,” Ojha was quoted as saying.
In accordance with Ojha, 49 celebrities have been named as accused in his petition for allegedly “tarnishing the image of the country and undermining the performance of the Prime Minister”. It additionally states that the letters have been strongly “supporting secessionist tendencies”.
In accordance with police, the FIR was lodged below sections of the Indian Penal Code, together with these referring to sedition, public nuisance, hurting spiritual emotions and insulting with an intent to impress breach of peace. As many as 49 celebrities together with filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Shyam Benegal, actor Soumitra Chatterjee in addition to vocalist Shubha Mudgal in July this 12 months, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Within the letter, the celebrities urged the Prime Minister to take crucial actions to cease the lynching of Muslims, Dalits and different minorities. It was additionally talked about within the letter that there was “no democracy without dissent”. The letters additionally famous that the phrase ‘Jai Shri Ram’ had been decreased to a “provocative war cry”.