HYDERABAD: Several members of Islamic organisation Seerat Un Nabi on Wednesday took out a protest in Hyderabad Old City to protest against the director of upcoming Malayalam film “Oru Adaar Love” asserting that the lyrics of its song hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims.
The protestors marched from Seerat Un Nabi office in Qazipura to Purani Haveli calling for the ban of the film. The protest led by Seerat Un Nabi Academy Chairman Maulana Ali Qadri handed over a representation to south zone DCP V Satyanarayana demanding that the song which has become an internet sensation should not only be removed from the film but also be removed from YouTube. “If the film’s director fails to do so, he should face police action and the film should be banned,” Qadri told Express.
Responding to the protesters, Satyanarayana said the song lyrics hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims because they talk the love story of Prophet Mohamamad but removing it is the Censor Board’s responsibility. He said the representation will be forwarded to the Board.
On Supreme Court’s Wednesday order which said that no FIRs will be filed against the film actress Priya Prakash Varrier and director Omar Lulu with regard to promotional video of the song, Qadri said the actress should not be dragged in the controversy, whereas the director should be made answerable and face police action. Meanwhile, commenting on the SC judgement, retired Supreme Court Judge Shah Mohammad said the director should face action for using lyrics which talk about Prophet Mohammad and Khadeeja Bibi so casually.
AIMPLB executive committee member Sabiha Siddiqui said, “The director of the film should be made answerable so that filmmakers are careful while talking about Prophet and Islam in future.”