Muslim outfits appeal to State government
Muslim outfits under the banner of United Jamaat have appealed to the State government to ban the controversial Tamil film – Vishwaroopam as it had hurt the sentiments of minorities. To draw the attention of the government, they have planned to stage a demonstration at Nelpettai on Friday and wondered how the Censor Board had issued a certificate.
A meeting was held here on Thursday, in which Muslims affiliated to the Social Democratic Party of India, TMMK and among others voiced their apprehensions over the release of the film. “We don’t want the movie to be screened even after the controversial portions are edited as reported in some sections of the media,” they resolved.
The members said that the State government had categorically stated that maintenance of law and order was essential and that there was no vested interest against any individual in banning the movie. Hence, it should be taken in the right perspective, Town Kaziyar Khaja Moideen told reporters and welcomed the initiative of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in this regard.
Police book cases
On Wednesday, after a clash broke out in front of a cinema house near Periyar bus stand, the police had to chase away the mob, which indulged in stone pelting. In the melee, there were some damages caused to public property and injuries were also reported by the police, who were on bandobust duty. Thideer Nagar police registered cases and further investigation is on.