VHP moves court against Bhajji-Mona ''ravana-sita dance''

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Chandigarh, Oct 10 (UNI) After the Akal Takht, now Vishwa Hindu Parishad has taken serious offence to cricketer Harbhajan Singh and model-actress Mona Singh's 'Ravana-Sita dance' in a TV reality show and filed a complaint in a local court here today against both.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Kanchan Mahi today fixed the hearing for Monday after Punjab VHP and Bajrang Dal spokesman Vijay Singh Bhardwaj and others alleged in their complaint that Harbhajan, Mona Singh and the Color channel that aired the programme had "intentionally and deliberately" hurt the religious feelings of Hindus.

The VHP leader was referring to the controversial off-spinner's shaking a leg in an elaborate Ravana attire with Mona Singh posing as 'Sita' during the TV show 'Ek Khiladi, Ek Hasina' aired recently.

''To make fun of 'Sita Mata' known for her dignity and devotion to her husband Rama, and showing her dancing with the captor-demon King Ravana can not be tolerated at any cost,'' said Akhil Bhartiya Rajput Council chairman Arvind Thakur, who is also a party in the complaint along with Punjab Unit of Bajrang Dal.

The Secretary, I and B Ministry had also been made a respondent in the case filed under sections 298 and 120-B CrPC, he said.

Earlier, the Akal Takht had taken exception to Sikh cricketer's maverick behaviour and sought an apology for causing resentment among the community.

Harbhajan had earlier apologised after Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) upbraided the bowler for leaving his hair open in a TV advertisement.

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