HJS files complaint against Ram Gopal Varma for comments on Lord Ganesha

A right wing outfit has filed a complaint against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in Panaji for allegedly hurting religious sentiments with his comments about Lord Ganesha. Surjit Mathur, a member of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), filed the complaint at Ponda police station near Panaji on Friday.

Varma triggered a major controversy yesterday with a string of tweets about the elephant-headed God. The 52-year- old producer-director, who apart from questioning the ability of Lord Ganesh to remove obstacles from the path of his devotees, made fun of his physical attributes. As his twitter posts triggered an outrage, Varma took to the microblogging website to tender an apology.

Mathur has demanded registration of an FIR against Varma under relevant sections of the IPC and Information Technology Act, a police official said on Saturday. Investigation into the matter is on and based on the finding a decision will be taken on filing an FIR, he added.

Source: DNA