Jitendra Awhad booked for forcibly closing show of Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ & assaulting the audience
Jitendra Awhad, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra cabinet minister, and his supporters forcefully stopped the screening of the Marathi movie ‘Har Har Mahadev’ in Thane.
Alleging that the movie presents the wrong history about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the former Maharashtra cabinet minister along with his supporters forcefully stopped the screening of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ at a theatre on Monday.
“The movie has claimed to show historic events that never happened in reality. Why should such a movie be shown?” Awhad said, according to ANI. Notably, this comes a day after Sambhaji Chhatrapati, former Rajya Sabha member and a descendent of Shivaji Maharaj, expressed displeasure over the Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev’ on Sunday. However, what caught the eye is the brazen assault on cinemagoers who had nothing to do with the film’s content.
A case has been registered at Vartaknagar police station under sections 141, 143, 146, 149, 323, 504 of IPC and Section 37/135 of Mumbai Police for assaulting a film audience by forcibly closing the show of Har Har Mahadev film in Thane mall last night.
Maharashtra BJP slammed Jitendra Awhad and his supporters for hooliganism and demanded an FIR registration against him. BJP leader Atul Bhatkhalkar said, “Jitendra Awhad repeatedly takes the law into his own hands. Whenever it comes to nationalist ideas, he makes an effort to agitate against them. BJP demands strict action against him.”
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