FIR sought- Actor Kamal Khan’s denigrating comments on two SC castes
Film Director, Producer, Actor Kamal R Khan has made extremely objectionable criminal comments as regards two Schedule Caste castes in his review of film Raanjhana.In the 09.40 minute Video Review uploaded on Youtube on 20 June 2013, other than some extremely improper personal comments against hero Dhanush, Khan also said-“Sir, I don’t know whether you are from UP or not, but I am. In the whole of UP, you will find cobblers and who look like Dhanush but you will not find a single Brahman of such dirty looks as him in entire UP.” Kamal R Khan’s comments are clearly casteist in nature and is an offence under section 3(1)(x) of the SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. The crime becomes all the more serious because these words have come from highly placed, socially recognized film star in today’s twenty-first century. Hence I have presented an application for registration of FIR at Gomtinagar police station, Lucknow.