The police have filed a case against the producers, directors, and actors of the film “Yariaan 2” for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. It should be noted that the film “Yariaan 2” is currently in the stages of release, and due to one of its songs, several individuals have faced issues.
According to Inspector Ashok Kumar of a police station in Jalandhar district, an FIR (First Information Report) has been lodged based on a request from a member of the Sikh Religious Committee. He stated that the FIR includes multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, particularly Section 295 A, which pertains to deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
A request made by Harpreet Singh alleged that in the film’s song, actor Mezaan Jaffrey is shown wearing a kirpan, which is a religious symbol. The request highlighted that a kirpan can only be worn by a baptized Sikh according to Sikh principles.
It’s worth noting that a different Sikh organization had previously raised objections to the actor wearing a kirpan in the same song.
On the other hand, the filmmakers claim that the symbol worn by the actor is not actually a kirpan, but a khukuri (a curved knife). They also asserted that there was no intention to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments or demean any religion through the film.
The filmmakers clarified that Sikhs recognize the distinction between a kirpan and a khukuri, along with the way they are worn.
They further mentioned that they are not satisfied with the explanation provided by the filmmakers and directors, thus initiating legal action against the film.
In this situation, tensions have escalated due to differing interpretations of the religious symbols depicted in the film’s song. The case highlights the delicate balance between artistic expression and respect for religious sentiments, prompting discussions about the responsibility of filmmakers and artists in addressing such sensitive issues.