Maharashtra BJP MLA seeks police action against Amitabh Bachchan over KBC question on 'Manusmriti'- The New Indian Express

Maharashtra BJP MLA seeks police motion in opposition to Amitabh Bachchan over KBC query on ‘Manusmriti’- The New Indian Specific

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MUMBAI: A BJP MLA in Maharashtra on Tuesday approached police in search of motion in opposition to megastar Amitabh Bachchan and makers of TV present ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’ for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.

Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district, in a grievance to Latur SP Nikhil Pingle mentioned that motion ought to be taken in opposition to Bachchan and Sony Leisure Tv over a query requested throughout Friday’s Karamveer particular episode.

“There was an try and insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who’ve been dwelling in concord,” Pawar tweeted, posting a replica of his two-page letter to the police official.

The episode had social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anup Soni within the scorching seat reverse Bachchan, who requested the folliwng query, value Rs 6.40 lakh: On 25th December 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The choices have been: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigved and (D) Manusmriti.

Bachchan then mentioned, “In 1927, Ambedkar condemned the traditional Hindu textual content Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and burned its copies.” “All of the 4 choices pertained to Hindu faith. It’s clear that the motive behind this query was to harm the emotions of Hindus,” Pawar mentioned in his police grievance.

“This query spreads the message that Hindu non secular scriptures are meant for burning and triggers enmity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism,” mentioned Pawar, who was a detailed aide of Devendra Fadnavis whereas he was Maharashtra chief minister.

The KBC episode query aggravated some netizens who accused the present of operating a “leftist propaganda”, whereas others mentioned it harm Hindu sentiments. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri shared a clip from the present on micro-blogging website Twitter, claiming KBC was “hijacked by Commies”. “Harmless youngsters, study that is how tradition wars are received. Its referred to as coding,” he tweeted.

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