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Madras High Court 1, SVDSS 0

International Sri Vaishnava Dharma Samrakshanna Society had petitioned the Madras High Court objecting to various scenes in Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam because it offended Hindu sentiments. The Court, as expected, dismissed the petition, citing that imaginary concerns cannot be addressed.

Describing the petitioner’s claims of scenes in which Kamal Haasan allegedly steps on the ‘OM’ mantra and tramples on the Bhagawad Gita as “imaginary assumption of the petitioner,” the Bench said the scenes were only a fiction born out of imagination.

Since the petitioners had not watched the movie their apprehension lack substance, the Bench said while dismissing the case.

The Bench also turned down the petitioner’s contention that there were scenes depicting clashes between Vaishnavites and Saivites, which could lead to caste clashes, on the same ground that they had not watched the movie.[‘Dasavatharam’: Madras HC dismisses petition]

One Response to Madras High Court 1, SVDSS 0

  1. pc June 1, 2008 at 12:07 am #

    Such cases should be dismissed without hearing. The courts are already too burdened to entertain such frivolous petitions. At this rate we would not be able to even talk about anything remotely related to any religion. This is a dangerous tendency.

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