Chhattisgarh HC notice to Dera Sacha Sauda head, CBFC over `MSG-2'

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Bilaspur, Oct 1:  The Chhattisgarh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who has produced, directed and acted in the film `Messenger of God-2' (MSG-2), and others on a petition which alleges the film hurts the sentiments of tribal communities.

Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastav issued notices to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Chhattisgarh government, Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Central Board of Film Certification, seeking replies within five weeks.

HC notice to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Advocate Rajni Soren, representing the petitioner `Chhattisgarh Adivasi Sarwa Samaj', said the film presents the tribal customs in an objectionable manner and the petition demands that cases under IPC and SC, ST Prevention of Atrocities Act be registered against the producers of the movie.

The state government has already banned the film. But in spite of the ban, it was being screened at some theatres in the state, she said.


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