Plea against Rakhi Sawant for wearing ‘Modi’ dress in Meerut court

A local court in Meerut will hear a plea against actress Rakhi Sawant for disrespecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi by wearing a dress with his photos on it, during a function in the US to mark India’s 70th Independence Day.

The court of additional chief judicial magistrate accepted the petition by city-based NGO named Progressive Women Welfare Society on Friday. The court has fixed August 17 for hearing the plea, stated a report in The Times of India.

Lata, the vice president of the NGO told the leading daily that by wearing such a dress, Rakhi has “degraded the position of the Prime Minister not just in India but also across the world.”

"She wore the dress in order to disrespect the PM, as she knew that she would get publicity by wearing a dress like that," Lata added.

Advocate Nitin Ahluwalia who is representing the NGO, said, “We have filed the appeal under Section 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPc). We have requested the court to file a case under Section 294 (obscene act in public) and Section 501 (Printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). We have also asked the court to file a case under Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986."

Rakhi generated a controversy yet again by wearing a short and revealing black outfit plastered with PM Modi’s pictures in various sizes at a pre-Independence Day function in Chicago a few days ago. Her pictures in the dress had gone viral on the internet.   

However, the controversy queen clarified that she made the dress with the PM’s pictures only after obtaining permission from the Bharatiya Janata Party and its president Amit Shah.