Sadhu Booked for ‘Hurting Religious Sentiments’ in Gujarat


In the wake of controversy over film 'Pathaan' sadhu Pundrik Maharaj is understood to have made derogatory remarks against Islam and Muslims though Muslim community has not shown any sympathy for the movie or Shah Rukh Khan

AHMEDABAD — South Gujarat’s Navsari town police have booked a ‘sadhu’ and local news channel journalist for “deliberately” hurting religious sentiments.

Complainant Sajid Alam Alad has alleged that Sadhu’s statement can create enmity among communities. “A video clip is in circulation on the social media, in which sadhu Pundrik Maharaj is making derogatory remarks against Islam and Muslims… in his statement, he attempted to diminish Prophet Muhammad and create enmity between two communities. Sadhu’s statement has hurt Muslims in the Navsari town,” Alad stated in his complaint.

The complainant said that the sadhu in an interview to a local news channel has made this (controversial) statement, which is uploaded on social media.

Muslim community has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathaan, Alad said, adding that “we neither are supporting or have shown any sympathy for the movie or even the actor, yet the community is being targeted by the sadhu”. — IANS

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