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Salman Khan insults Scheduled Castes using derogatory words, complaint lodged after massive anger erupts throughout the nation

Salman Khan is called the superstar of Bollywood but many times he has proved that he is morally bankrupt. Now, nation wide anger has erupted after this Bollywood superstar insulted Schedules Castes in a TV show.

Salman Khan did this act of insulting the Scheduled Castes (SC) when he was promoting his film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. Even Shilpa Shetty had also used a word that has insulted the Scheduled Caste community of India.

The complaint against Salman Khan was lodged by an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh. Singh, in his complaint, said that the actors used the word ‘bhangi’ in TV shows which clearly insults the entire Valmiki community of the world.

National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) takes action!

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sought a reply from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty for allegedly using derogatory language against the Scheduled Castes in TV shows.

The NCSC has asked to file a reply on the action taken against the actors as per the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act, 2015, within a week.

Salman’s film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ faces the heat!

Posters of the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer were taken down in the famous Raj Mandir theatre of Rajasthan. The vandalism took place after the Valmiki community said that Salman has made certain controversial comments about the community during an interview, reported Republic TV.

On July, the Delhi High Court said that offensive post against SC/ST on social media is an offense. “When a member registered with Facebook changes the privacy settings to ‘public’ from ‘private’, it makes his/her writings on the ‘wall’ accessible not only to the other members who are befriended by the author of the writings on the “wall”, but also by any other member registered with Facebook,” the judgement read, adding “Even if privacy settings are retained by a Facebook member as “private”, making of an offending post by the member — which falls foul of Section under Section 3(1)(x) of the SC/ST Act — may still be punishable.”

“It is basically used nowadays not to denote a caste but to intentionally insult and humiliate someone. We, as a citizen of this country, should always keep one thing in our mind and heart that no people or community should be today insulted or looked down upon, and nobody’s feelings should be hurt”, this was the statement made by the court after it observed that calling a person “Harijan/dhobi” is abusive and also offensive.

Now it is interesting to see whether Salman Khan will be punished or let off like it happened in his previous crimes.

Source: https://www.aninews.in/news/national/general-news/complaint-filed-against-salman-khan-ncsc-seeks-reply201712221116300001/


Ananya Sharma

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