Join CSF Protest Against Anti-Christian Bollywood Film

Poster of anti-Christian Film scheduled for release in India on 18 Nov 2011

This is not a Christians issue, for no believer of any religion, or even an civil atheist or agnostic, would tolerate this is any society. Christians in India are aghast at the advertisement that appeared in most newspapers of the movie “Who’s There” which shows a man stabbing Jesus Christ under the caption – “This Time Evil Will Win”. Another caption goes on to say – “Expect the Unexpected Truth”. This is the worst of its kind representation of Christianity and The CSF which is protesting against it, needs your support to get the advertisement withdrawn and we have called for a special screening to judge if the movie hurts our religious sentiments, as we suspect, in many other ways.

You may send the draft to any others who may be of influence, like your MP / MLA, but we need your URGENT ASSISTANCE by at least immediately emailing (copy, paste and send) the below mentioned draft to: pmosb@pmo.nic.in;  ambika_aicc@yahoo.com;  inb.mib@gmail.com mib.inb@gmail.com;  psministerib@gmail.com;  shetty_vb@yahoo.co.in;  rnjha@ymail.com;  rsguptagad@yahoo.co.in;  chairperson.cbfc@nic.in;  ceo.cbfc@nic.in;  chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in;   csfpost@gmail.com

Sub: Act against the anti-Christian movie – “Who’s There?”

We endorse and support The CSF protest against the advertisement and the movie “Who’s There?” which has deeply hurt our religious sentiments. Is it possible to show a man stabbing any god – Allah, Shiva, Buddha…? Then why should the Christian God be subject to such treatment? The advertisement does not carry the certification (U / A) and under Rule 38 of Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983, such non compliance is a cognizable and non-bailable offence under section 7 of Cinematograph Act 1952.

Such irresponsible films are not only highly provocative and blasphemous, but will also give a bad image to India in the international community, where it has a fair name. Is the Christian God to be used to sell a movie for the producers to reap commercial profit? Incidentally, all those known to be involved – Ezaj Ahmed (Director), Washim Sheikh (Producer) and KA Jauhar (Advertiser) – have Muslim names, which is likely to create enmity between the minority communities. Who benefits from such blasphemous material? The Censor Board by giving a certificate to the film has violated several of the 5B (2) guidelines too.

Such advertisements and movies only damage the secular fabric of the country and as such disturb communal harmony, for which action needs to be taken under sections 153A, 153B & 505 (1 & 2) of the Indian Penal Code, section 295 of the Criminal Procedure Code and other laws.

We therefore urge you to act against the movie-makers, get the advertisement withdrawn and withdraw the certificate, as it shows Christianity and the clergy in bad light. This will serve as a deterrent and ensure such films are not made in the future.

Thanking you, with regards,

Yours Sincerely,

(Your Name)

The CSF intercessors say a special God Bless and pray for those who assist us in this initiative.

Your Servant in Lord’s Service
Joseph Dias, MA (Eco)
The CSF Gen. Secretary +91 9769 55 56 57.

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4 responses to “Join CSF Protest Against Anti-Christian Bollywood Film

  1. I did it. Hopefully it would bring out some positive responses from the people concerned!

  2. Adakho Dominic

    Spoilling one religion’s name is not a Nature of Humanity.
    True God is in heaven who look at the world…
    What is not on Earth is not in Heaven too.

  3. Sub: International Outrage against “Who’s There?” Movie – Censor Board helpless. Will government act?
    Ref: Christians being harassed and forced to go to court. Censor Board says decision with government.
    The CSF to intensify protests if no action by tomorrow’s ultimatum. Legal notice served on CBFC and protests to the Central & State Governments
    The CSF Demands –
    * Revoking Certificate of the movie made by anti-social elements
    * Arrest & Prosecute those responsible for the advertisement
    * Apology from the Director for hurting religious sentiments
    * Another advertisement with Cross shown upside down
    * Director absconding – The CSF unable to contact them
    Revoking certificate of film hurting Christians is done by the Government – Not Censor Board
    Who will bell the cat? seems to be the question with the Censor Board and the government passing the buck, even though the issues are very clear. This dithering is giving the government a bad name.
    The advertisements of the movie “Who’s There” shows a man stabbing Jesus Christ under the caption – “This Time Evil Will Win” and “Expect the Unexpected Truth”, which mocks Christianity. There is another poster/advertisement with the Cross shown upside down.
    The CSF calls for the immediate arrest of Ezaj Ahmed (Director), Washim Sheikh (Producer) and KA Jauhar (Advertiser) for hurting religious sentiments. The fact that they are Muslims is likely to give a wrong image also creating enmity. Is it possible to show a man stabbing Allah or Ram?

    They have also committed a serious offence of not mentioning the certification details under Rule 38 of Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983, non compliance of which is a cognizable and non-bailable offence under section 7 of Cinematograph Act 1952.

    Such a movie creates a law and order problem, as there was reportedly an attack on the Censor Board office in Mumbai, leading to the CEO of the CBFC to call for police protection. The movie disturbs communal harmony and action needs also to be taken under sections 153A, 153B & 505 (1 & 2) of the Indian Penal Code, section 295 of the Criminal Procedure Code and other laws.

    The Censor Board by giving a certificate to the film that has violated several of the 5B (2) guidelines framed by the government and therefore the Certificate issued for the movie needs to be revoked immediately.

    Looking forward to your earliest action in this regard.
    Yours in Community Service
    Joseph Dias, The CSF Gen. Sec. 09769555657

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