Members of the Valmiki community protested against Salman Khan outside Rajmandir Cinema theatre in Jaipur where Tiger Zinda Hai is being screened and burnt effigies of the actor for allegedly using derogatory language during the promotion of his film a few days back.
It was reported earlier that Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra have been accused of hurting the sentiments of Valmiki community by uttering the word ‘bhangi’ in a disrespectful context. Thus the community has filed a case against both the actors and are staging protests in various towns and cities of Uttar Pradesh like Agra and Moradabad, along with Rajasthan.
Members of Valmiki community in Rajashtan raised slogans and tore posters of the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif movie Tiger Zinda Hai.
At Jaipur they protested outside the Rajmandir cinema and tore off movie posters . There were protests at various other cinema halls too. Police has been deployed at several cinema halls.
Protesters in Jodhpur, Kota , Ajmer, Behrore, Dausa and Nasirabad burnt effigies of Salman and vandalized the posters of the film.
#Rajasthan: Protest at a cinema hall in Jodhpur after #SalmanKhan allegedly used derogatory language against Scheduled Castes in a TV show #TigerZindaHai pic.twitter.com/aShklDXAFR
— ANI (@ANI) December 22, 2017
The protesters in Udaipur have given a memorandum to the police and demanded that a case be registered against Salman under the SC ST atrocities Act.
Speaking to DNA, Vikram Valmiki, state president, Valmiki Sena said, “We will continue with our protest untill Salman Khan apologises. We have no issues with the film. There will be a meeting of the representatives of the community at Jaipur today to chalk out plan for future action.”
According to an ANI report, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes has sought reply within 7 days from I&B Ministry and Police Commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints against Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for allegedly using derogatory language against Scheduled Castes in a TV show.