Holy Quran row: Petition against Amitabh Bachchan dismissed

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Mumbai, Jan 28: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan must be relieved as the Allahabad High Court on Monday, Jan 28 dismissed a petition against him.

Mudassir Ullah Khan, who hails from Ranchi, had filed a petition against Big B accusing him of having made a "derogatory" remark "with malicious intention" about the Holy Quran at Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) set.

Justice Manoj Misra dismissed the petition in which the petitioner had taken exception to the use of the phrase "racha gaya" (composed) in the context of the Holy Quran by Bachchan in the episode aired on Sep 28, 2011.

The petitioner had contended that the Holy Quran was "neither written nor created by anybody, rather it came into existence/revealed by Allah (God) Himself" and hence the use of the phrase "racha gaya" was tantamount to "a serious offence" as Bachchan was a "popular figure" and "words used by him affects all communities".

However, Justice Misra disagreed with his contention and said, "To say 'racha gaya' does not necessarily imply that the Quran was written by some person.

"The phrase can also imply that the Holy Book was composed by Allah Himself, which is another way of saying that it is a revealed scripture," Justice Mishra said.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

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