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Updated: October 28, 2012 04:32 IST

Aseem Trivedi likely to be expelled from ‘Bigg Boss’

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A file photo of Aseem Trivedi. Photo: Vivek Bendre
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A file photo of Aseem Trivedi. Photo: Vivek Bendre

RPI puts off protest after TV channel ‘yields’ to demand

Colors TV has said it would take steps to expel cartoonist Aseem Trivedi from the popular reality television show ‘Bigg Boss’ soon, Ramdas Athawale, president of the Republican Party of India (Athawale) told journalists on Saturday.

Mr. Athawale demanded Mr. Trivedi’s expulsion as the cartoonist had “hurt the sentiments” of the Dalit community with his cartoons that had “grossly insulted” the national emblem and other constitutional symbols.

The channel had agreed to remove Mr. Trivedi from the show following a meeting with the channel’s representatives.

“Following the assurance given by Colors TV [to remove Mr. Trivedi], we have decided to put off our October 29 agitation against the reality TV show,” said Mr. Athawale.

He had earlier warned the channel for giving the cartoonist ‘undue prominence.’

“The channel’s decision follows RPI’s protest against Trivedi’s inclusion in the show,” he said.

The 25-year-old cartoonist, whose sedition charges had recently been revoked by the Maharashtra government, had debuted on Season 6 of the TV show.

Meanwhile, Colors TV has clarified that it had no intention to hurt anybody’s feelings and its content was rooted in family entertainment

Sources told The Hindu that Mr. Trivedi was likely to be expelled in the next episode to be aired on Friday.

Govt has already dropped sedation charges against Aseem.It would be highly undemocratic if he is expelled from the show and an insult to the constitution of India.Politicians has no business except ruining the tolerant fabric of India.

from:  AD
Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 at 16:05 IST

As if we do not have enough jokers in politics...

from:  JMJ
Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 at 15:35 IST

India is becoming a intolerant society. I am sad for Aseem and sad for my country

from:  suneel
Posted on: Oct 28, 2012 at 06:32 IST
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