Court to hear obscenity case against Raje, Mazumdar-Shaw

An Obscenity case, filed against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Biocon India Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw after newspapers carried a photo of the two allegedly kissing at a public function, will be heard in a court here today.

Jodhpur, Dec 02: An Obscenity case, filed against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Biocon India Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw after newspapers carried a photo of
the two allegedly kissing at a public function, will be heard in a court here today.

A Judicial Magistrate's court today recorded statements of complainant Sikandar Khan and witness Akbar Khan and posted the hearing for today after taking cognizance of the case.

It has been filed under Sections under Section 292 (sale of obscene books etc) and 293 (sale of obscene object to under-20s) of IPC and some sections of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1987.

Besides Raje and Shaw, the case has been filed against a Hindi daily that carried the photo of the two greeting each other at the India economic summit in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Counsel for the complainant G M Khan said such photos had a negative impact on children and "it is more serious that the Chief Minister made a liplock in a public function. This act itself is inglorious and indecent" on the part of the Chief Minister.

Congress workers here meanwhile staged a sit-in protest against the alleged "indecent act" and burnt posters of the picture.

Bureau Report

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