Can Aarakshan stir riots in India? Jha moves SC to lift ban

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New Delhi, Aug 12: Prakash Jha, the director of the controversial Bollywood movie - Aarakshan, on Friday, Aug 12 moved the Supreme Court demanding to lift the ban on the movie. The movie got nation-wide release on Friday except Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

The three states posed ban on the movie claiming that several exchange of dialogues between different characters in the film were quite provocating and could incite civil disorder and violence. Many went to to such extend that the movie may stir riots in the country.

Aarakshan is based on the reservation issue in the domain of education and government jobs. Citing the heat over the issue, Mumbai police have beefed up security for all stars of the movie - Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Manoj Bajpai and many others.

Meanwhile, Lalu Prasad Yadav led RJD too raised voice to impose ban on the movie in Bihar. Staging a protest march from the party office to Dakbungalow, the party workers claimed, "The release of the film in Bihar will hurt the sentiments of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other weaker sections of the society."

However, all eyes will be on the apex court's decision which will be declared at 2 pm on Friday. Though the censor board cleared it without any cuts, the SC/ST commission chief has asked to cut out some scenes, which he thinks are anti-Dalit.

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