MADHYA PRADESH: Today, the plea application has been moved in Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking to register an FIR against Kareena Kapoor Khan for hurting the religious sentiments of a Christian Community through her book titled: “KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN’S PREGNANCY BIBLE: The ultimate manual for moms-to-be”
The plea was moved to Madhya Pradesh High Court by Advocate Christopher Anthony. In his plea, he submitted that the actress used the word “Bible” in the title of her book, thereby hurting the sentiments of the people of the Christian community.
Justice Dinesh Kumar Paliwal headed the bench on August 3, 2022, wherein the petitioner was directed to impleaded State as a party and the matter was posted for hearing after 6 weeks.
The petitioner also argued that Kareena Kapoor has inculcated the habit of insulting and defaming the Christian Community by doing something or other which is unacceptable. To make his statement strong he also gave an example of a song featured in the film ‘Brothers’ titled “Mera Naam Mary hai, Mary Sau takka teri hai“.
The petitioner has alleged that this ‘cheap item song’ contained the name of Mary, who is considered Holy and is the Mother of Lord Jesus. Further, he submitted that in order to acquire attention she has launched a book based on her pregnancy. The petitioner has also alleged that the title used for sharing her pregnancy experience is objectionable as “Bible” is the holiest scripture of the Christians and cannot be used in any way in the book title describing anyone’s Pregnancy.
The petitioner has preferred the plea on the following grounds:
- Prima facie cognizable offenses are made out against Kapoor but officials respondents No. 5 and 6 did not enquire about the serious complaint made by the petitioner and so also did not follow the guidelines issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Lalita Kumari Vs. State of UP Judgement.
- Kapoor wilfully hurt the religious sentiments of the petitioner and that the holy book Bible cannot be compared with her pregnancy experience.
- The religious sentiment of the petitioner and the entire Christian community has been hurt by Kapoor and prima facie sufficient material is avail on the record to prosecute before the court of law.
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