Our editor @bhak_sala wrote about how he liked the #AIBRoast but was still uncomfortable about it. Now some Aam Aadmis seem to be far too uncomfortable with it. So uncomfortable that they have filed FIRs against All India Bakchod.
According to this DNA report, Akhilesh Tiwari, President of Brahman Ekta Seva Sanstha in Mumbai has filed an FIR with the police against AIB, for using “filthy and abusive language”. In his four-page complaint, Tiwari has also sought to implicate Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh on the same charges.
In a separate incident, a Catholic group called “Maharashtra Christian Youth Forum” led a Morcha which culminated into filing an FIR against AIB because they believe the show is “against Christ”. This is the same group which earlier pressurised Leela Samson, ex Censor Board chief to remove some scenes from the movie Kamaal Dhamaal Malamal.
Twitter went crazy as soon as the news broke out as some “journalists” fixated and obsessed with Modi, tried to make it into a Modi vs the modern world issue:
In fact, both the above FIRs will probably invoke Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code, which says:
Whoever, to the annoyance of others—
(a) does any obscene act in any public place, or
(b) sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.
Just to be clear, this section existed in the Indian Penal Code for years now and has absolutely nothing to do with Modi. In fact this is the same section which is used or rather misused by Moral police when objecting to public kissing and the like.