NCP Leaders Who Blocked Screening Of Marathi Film Har Har Mahadev Booked For Assault

by Harsha Bhat - Nov 8, 2022 04:28 PM +05:30 IST
NCP Leaders Who Blocked Screening Of Marathi Film Har Har Mahadev Booked For AssaultNationalist Congress Party leader and MLA of Maharashtra, Jitendra Awhad

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders and former Maharashtra minister Jitendra Ahwad, who protested against the Marathi film Har Har Mahadev and allegedly created a ruckus at a theatre in Thane have been booked for assault and hooliganism.

Ahwad along with over 100 workers were said to have entered the theatre, stopped the screening of the movie and manhandled the audience who were present at the Viviana mall in Thane.

As reported by ANI, no arrests have been made so far but a case has been registered under various sections of the India Penal Code (IPC).

The NCP has been objecting to the movie saying it is distorting history and facts about Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj.

Thane police registered a case against Ahwad and his supporters based on a complaint filed by a local Thane resident, as reported, by them.

Ahwad, as quoted by Hindustan Times, said “Shivaji is shown sleeping on a bench while Afzal Khan is stabbing him. The actual history is different; Shivaji always knew Afzal would be stabbing him and he was ready for it. Similarly, the relationship between Bajiprabhu Deshpande and Shivaji is defamed in the movie. People are influenced by the movies and we will not let them change the history”.

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