Protesting against film, outfit defaces posters, board at author’s office
Pune: Raising objections against Halal, an award-winning Marathi film based on a novel written by Rajan Khan, members of the Awami Vikas Party (AVP) allegedly barged into the office of ‘Akshar Manav’, a social organisation, and defaced the posters of the film, in Shukrawar Peth area of Pune on Monday.
Members of the AVP, a ‘political party’, also demanded an apology from Khan for “hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community”. The movie is set to be released on October 6.
Akshar Manav is a social organisation that works for social equality, gender issues, agriculture, education, science, health and literature. Khan, the author of Halal, is associated with the organisation.
Rajan Khan was not in office when the incident took place. Ashraf Wankar, president of the AVP’s west Maharashtra unit, later posted a video and photographs of the incident on his Facebook account.”
AVP is a “political party” launched by retired assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Shamsher Khan Pathan. Pathan, the national president of the party, congratulated Wankar on FB and said, “Good Work. I am with you all.”
Defaced posters of the movie Halal, in Pune on Monday.