With a right-wing outfit alleging that some scenes of film PK hurts religious sentiments of the majority community, a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said the Censor Board should remove the scenes to ensure that communal harmony is not disturbed.
“It has come to notice that some scenes of film PK hurt religious sentiments. If it is so, it is not good. Freedom of expression does not mean hurting someone’s sentiments. If there are such scenes, the Censor Board should remove them so that communal harmony is not disturbed,” Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali said.
“The way atmosphere of the country and UP was vitiated, small matters are blown out of proportion and issues like ‘Love Jihad’ and conversion were being raised, it is the need of the hour to take precautions while making films,” he said.
“If a movie had material that hurt religious sentiments, especially when it is acted by a Muslim Aamir Khan, who played a Hindu character, it could be taken otherwise,” the Maulana said.
Right-wing group Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has claimed that the film hurts the sentiments of the majority community and has sought an immediate ban on the movie, saying its content is “highly provocative”.