Theaters, Cinemas showing Aamir Khan’s PK vandalized by orthodox Hindu groups

Ambedabad 01 jan 2015 : Orthodox Hindu groups staged protest in various parts of Indian peninsula and demanded ban on Aamir Khan’s moive PK. Hindu groups reportedly vandalized certain theaters on Monday (29 Dec) where PK movie was being screened.

“Derogatory remarks were made against the Hindu religion … this wouldn’t be tolerated at any cost,” said Madan Verma, a Bajrang Dal leader in Agra.

In Lucknow, inspector general of police (law and order) A Satish Ganesh said forces have been put on alert and seniors officers were told to make special security arrangements to prevent any communal flare-up in Uttar Pradesh.

Aamir Khan's film 'PK' controversy: Protests ,burn posters & theatre vandalised
Theaters, Cinemas showing Aamir Khan’s PK vandalized by orthodox Hindu groups

Over two dozen Bajrang Dal activists — carrying sticks and iron rods — smashed window panes at theatres screening PK in Ahmedabad. “Why the movie shows only Hindu gods and godmen in poor light? Why Aamir Khan’s religion was not made fun of?” asked a leader of the hawkish Hindu outfit.

Police lodged a complaint against the vandals. “We have asked for CCTV footage to identify those involved in the incident,” an officer said.

Protests were witnessed in Jammu and Bhopal too. A police officer in the Madhya Pradesh capital said the film’s screening has not been stopped, though.

The Shiv Sena’s Jharkhand wing in Ranchi warned of unparallel protests if PK was not banned immediately. “The protest may turn violent if the situation demands,” a party leader said.

The Sena has been staging protests in Maharashtra and some pockets of Punjab since the release of the film.

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