Hindu outfits vandalise halls screening 'PK' in Silchar

 Bajrang Dal and other Hindu fundamentalist groups today vandalised and stopped screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' in two cinema halls here for allegedly hurting the majority community's sentiment.

Hindu outfits vandalise halls screening 'PK' in Silchar

Silchar: Bajrang Dal and other Hindu fundamentalist groups today vandalised and stopped screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' in two cinema halls here for allegedly hurting the majority community's sentiment.

Police said they have arrested three activists of Bajrang Dal, who stormed 'Gold' and 'Oriental Talkies' in Silchar.

"The activists came while the show was going on. They shouted slogans against Khan and the film. Without saying anything, they suddenly started damaging the property like tearing the poster of the film, smashing window panes and breaking ticket counters," one of the owners of the two halls said on condition of anonymity.

"We have stopped today's screening. For tomorrow, I cannot say it now. Everything will depend on the situation," the owner said.

When contacted, a Bajrang Dal activist said they would "not tolerate any derogatory message for the Hindu gods in the film".

Yesterday, Bajrang Dal activists vandalised theatres in Gujarat exhibiting 'PK' for making "fun" of Hindu Gods and godmen, besides staging protests and tearing posters in Agra and Mau in Uttar Pradesh and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.

There were reports that one theatre in south Mumbai's Parel had stopped screening of the film. 

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