Punjabi actor arrested for hurting religious feelings

Wednesday 13th July 2022 07:40 EDT

The Jalandhar police arrested Punjabi actor Rana Jung Bahadur for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. During an interview, the actor had reportedly made some “objectionable” remarks against Lord Valmiki, following which protests broke out in parts of Punjab, including Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar. Members of the Dalit community even burnt the actor’s effigy a few days ago and staged a dharna against him. A case had been registered under Sections 295 and 295A of the IPC and Section 3 of the SC/ST Act against the actor.

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