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Fatwa against Le Gaya Saddam, director receives threat calls

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A FATWA has been issued by a Jaipur Mufti against the film Le Gaya Saddam which deals with the Muslim divorce system.

The film’s debutante director Amjad Khan, however, said on Monday (November 5) that his movie only tried to highlight the social problem of divorce and had not hurt any sentiments.

The film was released on November 2 with a U/A certificate from the Indian Censor Board.

The fatwa was issued by Abdul Sattar Razvi, Mufti of Ghatgate, Jaipur (the capital city of the north Indian state of Rajasthan) on Saturday night (November 3) on a complaint received by a few locals that the film allegedly defamed Islam.

According to the complainants, there was some “objectionable” content in the movie which was against Islam and an insult to the religion.

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When contacted, the Mufti said the fatwa was issued as per the law of Islam.

“Objection to a film or content which insults Islam is absolutely justified in the light of Islamic law. I have not seen the movie but, as they mentioned in their letter, certain things are absolutely objectionable,” he said.

The Kolkata-based director, who also claimed that he is receiving threatening calls over phone, contested the assertions in the protest.

“I have not hurt anybody’s sentiments through the film. I have made this film to tell how women are affected by the easy access of divorce in the (Muslim) community,” he added.

“I will ask police to give me protection as I know they will harm me. I have already received threat calls,” Khan said.

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