Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

Sedition case filed against Om Puri for his comments on Indian soldiers

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Sedition case filed against Om Puri for his comments on Indian soldiers

Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against the actor at the Andheri Police Station in Mumbai by a person named Prithvi Maske, who has requested for a sedition charge to be filed against Puri under Section 124[A].

Recently, Puri was part of a television debate about the IMPPA’s (Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association) indefinite ban on Pakistani artistes from working in Indian projects. The ban was in response to the killing of 19 Indian soldiers in a terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, on September 18.

During the debate, Puri said, “Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons? Do you want India-Pakistan enmity to turn like Israel and Palestine, and fight for ages? India is home to crores of Muslims, there is no point in proving them for war.

Several Indians have their relatives staying across the border and vice-versa, how can they fight a war with their cross-border families?”

“I don’t give a damn to Salman Khan or some other Khan… Go to Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and cancel their (Pakistani actors’) visas. Prepare 15-20 people as suicide bombers and send them to Pakistan,” he added.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit and veteran actor Anupam Kher came out against Puri after his controversial remarks. The ‘Dirty Politics’ actor is also being slammed by the social media users for the same.

VIDEO Om Puri lashes out at ‘war-mongering’ Indians on live TV show

VIDEO: Om Puri lashes out at ‘war-mongering’ Indians on live TV show

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri has blasted the Indian government for imposing ban on Pakistan artists in the country in the wake of recent border tensions.

In a recent television interview, Mr. Puri faced strong backlash from the host of Indian TV show and other guests in the programme for stressing that ‘war is no solution’.

When the host repeatedly crammed Mr. Puri with questions and didn’t provide him a space to answer and forced him to condemn the killing of Indian soldier along the border. The Indian actor expressed his condemnation on the death of soldier, but the TV host didn’t end up here and stated: “You should be shameful on your earlier remarks about Indian army… we thought you’re a sane and respectful person, but we were mistaken.”

Om Puri got raged and responded: “Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?”

He further said: “Do you want India-Pakistan enmity to turn like Israel and Palestine, and fight for ages? India is home to crores of Muslims, there is no point in proving them for war. Several Indians have their relatives staying across the border and vice-versa, how can they fight a war with their cross-border families”.

However the programme guests and moderator were not satisfied with Om Puri speaking of fence-mending and they continued to bash the veteran actor.

In the end, Mr. Puri left out of the show in protest, saying: “… you can prepare 15-20 human suicide bombers in India and send them to Pakistan for the blasts….(that may satisfy your souls)”.

Courtesy: DC & ARY

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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