Rajasthan HC stays investigation against Salman Khan for alleged casteist remark against Valmiki community

The Rajasthan HC on 26 February issued a stay on the investigation against Salman Khan for allegedly making casteist comments against the Valmiki community

FP Staff February 26, 2018 15:10:08 IST
Rajasthan HC stays investigation against Salman Khan for alleged casteist remark against Valmiki community

A complaint was filed on 23 December, 2017 against Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty Kundra for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Valmiki community by using the word 'bhangi' in a TV show. In a new development, the Rajasthan High Court today (26 February) issued a stay on the investigation against Khan for his comments, reports News18.

Rajasthan HC stays investigation against Salman Khan for alleged casteist remark against Valmiki community

Salman Khan. Image from Twitter/News18

 

In the complaint, the complainant named Navin Lade, belonging to a certain political party called The Rojgar Aghari Republic Party of India alleged that both the actors "intentionally insulted and intimidated with intent to humiliate and abused" by using casteist comments on a TV show.

Both these actors have been accused of using the word 'bhangi' in a disrespectful context. Salman had allegedly used 'bhangi' referring to his style of dancing in films on one of his appearances in a reality show. Shilpa, during an interaction with the media said that she is always dressed like a 'bhangi' at home. "I look like a bhangi doing this step," said Salman in an old promotional video. Shilpa, when asked about her looks at home, said, "I look like a bhangi."

However, the Rajasthan SC's decision has come as a big relief for the actor.

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