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Three arrested in India for derogatory depiction of Jesus in movie

Catholic World News - December 05, 2011

Three people associated with a controversial movie have been arrested by the police in India for a derogatory depiction of Jesus

The police arrested Ejaz Ahmed (director), Washim Sheikh (producer), and K A Jauhar (publicist) in Mumbai on December 3 on charges ranging from hurting religious sentiments and malicious intention to insulting religious beliefs.

The arrest came on the criminal case the Catholic Secular Forum of Mumbai filed against the movie titled Kaun Hai Waha? (Who is there?). The complaints charged that the film had two derogatory scenes of Jesus Christ being stabbed and the cross being shown upside down. The film’s publicists had also made posters of same scenes and displayed them all around Mumbai.

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