Bajrang Dal burns 'Katariveera' poster

Protesters tore up and destroyed the posters alleging that the stills of the Kannada 3D film insulted the Hindu gods.

Published: 13th May 2012 03:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:22 PM   |  A+A-

MANGALORE/MYSORE: Protesting the alleged insult to Hindu gods in the Kannada movie 'Katariveera Surasundaranga', activists of the Bajrang Dal and Durgavahini outfits burned its posters here on Saturday.

The protesters entered Suchitra Theatre premises on K S Rao Road and Adlabs Multiplex in Bejai near Mangalore. They raised slogans against the producers and actors of the movie. They removed the posters pasted on the walls of the theatres. Bajrang Dal members also staged dharna in front of the theatres demanding to stop shows. The protest began before the morning show.

Bajrang Dal leader Sharan Pumpwell said the film has dialogues hurting the sentiments of Hindus. He alleged that the film producers neglected the Hindus and showed no respect to the majority of the people living in state. Women leaders from Durgavahini also participated in the protest.

Suchitra Talkies and Adlabs did not run any show after the protests and informed the police.

However, no police case has been registered against the activists.

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The activists staged protests alleging Hindu deities were defamed in the film and thus religious sentiments were hurt. They threatened to intensify their protests if cinema hall owners continued to screen the film. Protests will be held in front of theatres to delete dialogues and visuals that allegedly denigrates Hindu gods.

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