Amitabh Bachchan in trouble over religious issue
Amitabh Bachchan had been in trouble over a religious issue. A petition had been filed by Mudassir Hussan Khan of the district of Jhansi.
The superstar of Bollywood had been accused of referring to a religious book in a slighting manner while hosting an episode of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.
For the television show KBC, it has been accused that Amitabh Bachchan passed a derogatory remark “with malicious intention” about the religious book- Holy Quran. The manner in which he referred to the book had thus been hurtful to the feelings of a particular community. The episode had been aired two years back.
The petitioner took exception to Amitabh Bachchan’s use of the words, “racha gaya”, in reference to the holy book. The episode had been aired on the 28th of September, 2011. This has been the cause of all the trouble for the actor.
The petitioner opposed the actor’s saying this and said “neither written nor created by anybody, rather it came into existence/revealed by Allah (God) Himself.” Thus his words “racha gaya” was the same as “a serious offence”. This had more gravity as Amitabh Bachchan is a “popular figure” and “words used by him affects all communities.”
However, the Justice disagreed with the accusation and also added, “To say 'racha gaya' does not necessarily imply that the Koran was written by some person.”
Justice Mishra also added saying, “The phrase can also imply that the Holy Book was composed by Allah Himself, which is another way of saying that it is a revealed scripture.”
The High Court of Allahabad this Monday dismissed the petition that had been filed. This verdict has been delivered by Justice Manoj Mishra.
Through this petition to the High Court, Mudassir Khan also defied the orders of that of the District and Sessions Judge of Jhansi and the Chief Judicial Magistrate that were passed earlier. He had plead to direct the police to record an FIR against the actor under the sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPL) that dealt with offence caused to the religious sentiments. His pleas had been denied.
He then submitted that the CJM had turned down his complaint “illegally and without application of mind.” He also added that the District Judge dismissed his successive criminal revision labeling it as “frivolous and vexatious”. The District Judge also submitted that there had been neither any protest raised by any “school, institution or the Mohammedan community”, nor was there any “fatwa” dispensed against the actor.