The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has issued summons to Leela Samson, chairpersons of the Central Board of Film Certification, to appear before it on August 8 in connection with the upcoming Bollywood movie Aarakshan (Reservations).
Commission has called Ms. Samson to examine whether the movie violated any provision of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, Sameer Bhujbal, MP and son of prominent Maharashtra OBC (other backward caste) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, said in a press statement on Tuesday.
Dalit and OBC leaders have already demanded a preview of the film which is slated to release on August 12. They have warned of action if the stand in the movie is found to be anti-reservations.
All India Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad has called for a peaceful protest depending on the film content.