Actor Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have landed into trouble for making derogatory remarks against a performer while she was dancing.The incident happened on Friday when Salman used the words, â€˜bhangi,â€™ to refer the way she was dancing at a promotional event for his latest flick, â€˜Tiger Zinda Hai.â€™
The FIR was filed at Rajasthanâ€™s Churu district town under Prevention of Atrocities Act and also included section 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Â Â
Mumbai: Complaint registered against Salman Khan & Shilpa Shetty Kundra for humiliating & insulting the entire community of scheduled caste by using the word 'Bhangi' in a TV show.â€” ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2017
â€˜Bhangiâ€™ is referred to a group of people belonging to the scheduled caste.
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has issued notices to the I&B Ministry and the police chiefs of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints that actors Salman Khan and Shilpa Shettyâ€™s use of derogatory comments.
â€œThe report should have details of action taken under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act 2015 and the Rules 2016 thereof,â€ the letter issued by NCSC director Kausahl Kumar reads.
The letter reads the NCSC received a complaint from ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis Harnam Singh alleging the actors used the derogatory language against the scheduled castes â€œinsultingâ€ the entire Valmiki community.
â€œThe commission may exercise the powers of Civil court conferred on it under Article 338 of the Constitution of India and issue summons for your appearance in persons or by a representative before the Commission,â€ the letter said.Â
(With PTI inputs)