‘Pathaan’ row: Youth detained in Assam for ‘provocative’ statement


GUWAHATI : A person from Assam’s Darang district was detained on Wednesday for issuing ‘provocative’ statements in reference to the Bollywood film ‘Pathaan’, mentioned police.

The individual recognized as Mofidul Islam purchased not less than 120 tickets for Shah Rukh Khan’s newest launch. He lives within the district’s Dhula space.

Chatting with IANS, Superintendent of Police of Darang district, Prasanta Saikia mentioned, “Islam bought around 120 tickets of the ‘Pathaan’ movie. After that, he was saying some objectionable things, challenging others, and it could disturb communal violence in the area. .”

Based on the police, Islam focused Bajang Dal and different right-wing organizations that had earlier raised objections to the discharge of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer film. The person is a frontrunner of the North-East Minorities College students’ Union (NEMSU).

“We detained him to avoid any untoward incident and registered a case under Section 107 IPC. He was later allowed to go home. We are keeping a close watch on him,” Saikia added.

In the meantime, one other youth from Rangia city in Assam has purchased 192 tickets for Khan’s movie ‘Pathan’. The person, recognized as Farooq Khan, is a resident of the Kendukona space in Rangia.

Controversy erupted when Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned he would not know who Shah Rukh Khan is. Reporters questioned Sarma about Bajrang Dal activists tearing and burning ‘Pathan’ film posters at a Guwahati cinema corridor.

Nonetheless, a day later, the Chief Minister himself knowledgeable that Shah Rukh Khan had known as him effectively after midnight and requested for his help in making certain the movie’s profitable launch in Assam.

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