The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that no coercive action shall be taken against Bollywood actor Salman Khan on a complaint filed against him that alleged that his 2018 movie titled Loveyatri had hurt the religious sentiments of people. The verdict was given by a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar.
The apex court said that in future, there shall be no FIRs regarding the name, song or content of the film. Today’s verdict makes the interim order of August 2018 absolute. The film was first titled Loveratri and an FIR was lodged in Gujarat alleging that the name rhymes with Navratri which hurt the religious sentiments of people. Then a case was lodged against him in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district following the order of the local court. Salman Khan then moved the SC last year after FIRs were filed over the name and songs of the movie.
The complaint was filed against Salman Khan claiming that the title of the film made fun of the auspicious festival Navaratri, celebrated by the Hindus. The complaint was filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha in which he also alleged that this movie could hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus.
— India Legal Bureau