Trouble does not seems to lessen for superstar Salman Khan and actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty. Once again a fresh complaint has been registered against the celebs for hurting sentiments of a Schedule Caste community. The fresh complaint was logged by an official of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India. Shilpa and Salman had used the word “bhangi” on a public platform, which resulted in hurting the sentiments of the SC community. The party now plans to protest against the two celebrities if police does not take due action. Kishor Kumar Masoom, the Vice President of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India, stated to IANS that a new complaint was filed at the Goregaon police station. The vice president also alleged that an earlier complaint was logged on December 23 at the Andheri police station but no action has been taken up till now was taken. Masoom told IANS:
I know that Shilpa Shetty said ‘sorry’ for her action on Twitter but that does not change the reality. And according to the law, they should get imprisonment of five years.
An another statement released by Masoom’s lawyer reads:So we are saying that if the police and law system will not take action against Salman and Shilpa within 48 hours, we, the Dalit Samaj across the country will protest and in a democratic way, will urge the authority to protect the law by punishing them for their wrong deeds.
Salman along with Katrina Kaif on a TV show used the insulting word ‘bhangi’ against a member of the scheduled caste.
After the first complaint was lodged, Shilpa had tweeted quoting that she was misinterpreted and if she had unintentionally hurt anyone's feeling she apologizes. https://twitter.com/TheShilpaShetty/status/944562275599470592 https://twitter.com/TheShilpaShetty/status/944562682530816000 Salman Khan is yet to give any reaction on the issue.Actor Shilpa Shetty stated in an interview ‘I look like a bhangi’ – it appears from her statement that she is encouraging and spreading ill-feeling among the entire society. He also intentionally insulted members of the Scheduled Caste. Both actors have committed offence under sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, and Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.