A First Information Report was filed in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Police Station on Thursday against 49 people including film director Mani Ratnam for the hate mongering letter written by these people calling “Jai Shree Ram” as a war cry against minorities in states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and this letter had hurt the sentiments of many Hindu worshippers.
The case was lodged after an order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant Tiwari based on a petition filed by local advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.
“The CJM had passed the order on August 20, accepting my petition upon the receipt of which an FIR was lodged today (Thursday) at the Sadar police station,” petitioner Sudhir Kumar Ojha said.
Case has been filed for acting against the nation, dishonoring Prime Minister and also for trying to create rift between Hindu and Muslim communities. As the slogan of Jai Shree Ram is linked with violence against minorities, this was seen by many as the intention of these 49 people including film director Maniratnam to create rift between different religions in this country. Hence, the cases were filed under various sections including sedition.