Hindu group demands ban on ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

 Hindu Janjagruti Samiti will approach various governments insisting the movie should not be released, Jayesh Thali, state spokesman of the group, said. There were a few scenes in the movie that denigrated Lord Ram, he alleged. The Goa unit of a Hindu organisation has demanded a ban on the release of `Slumdog Millionaire’, saying the award-winning film hurts the religious sentiments of the majority hindu community.
Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) will approach various governments, including that in Goa, insisting the movie should not be released, Jayesh Thali, state spokesman of the group, told PTI. They alleged thatthere are a few scenes in the movie that denigrated Lord Ram, . Thali said a HJS delegation had met Central Board of Film Certification officials in Mumbai, demanding a ban on the film which is slated for release tomorrow.
`Slumdog Millionaire’, which tells the rags-to-riches tale of an orphan from a Mumbai slum, won four Golden Globe awards, including one for music composer A R Rahman. What angered the radical group is the Oscar nominations received by Rahman and is a desperate attempt to deny Oscar for Rahman.
Source: http://persecution.in/node/3711  23 Jan 2009

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2 responses to “Hindu group demands ban on ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

  1. The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is protesting against the movie because of the Oscar nomination to A.R.Rahman , but because of denigration of Lord Ram in the movie. Another reason is that the movie pictures India as a poor,dirty,backward 3rd world country and there are scenes which show prostitutes using abusive and dirty language.
    If the movie denigrates our Gods,then are we suppose to sit like cowards or are we suppose to protest against it. Aren’t the movies ‘Da Vinci Code’ and’Tickle my Funny bone’ banned India because of the anti-christen comments. Then why only Hindus are not allowed to express their views.Where are the so called secularists , rationalists , atheists and art lovers now.
    I request you to remove the last sentence of your post.

  2. I fully endorse “freedom of expression” which you insist so much.
    Let us all work for the common good…
    Our gods (Christian or Hindu gods) do not need us to defend them…
    They are gods after all …
    But we need to defend the poor mortals, the weak and the orphan and the widow and the voiceless in our society…
    It is time that we join forces with all the people of good will to build an India, of which we all
    – Hindus, Muslims and Christians and others could live in peace and harmony work for the prosperity of all god’s children.
    In this day and age, banning a film is the best way to help make it a little more popular riding on the waves of concocted controversy…
    (Thus both film and the protestors are gainers by getting a little more extra publicity…)
    Meanwhile, let me recommend you to go and see the film for once!
    Paul

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