It was reported earlier that Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra have been accused of hurting the sentiments of Valmiki community by uttering the word ‘bhangi’ in a disrespectful context.
Kishor Kumar Masoom, the Vice President of the Republican Party of India-A, told IANS that a new complaint was filed at the Goregaon police station here on Monday. The party had earlier lodged a complaint against the actors on December 23 at the Andheri police station.
However, since no action was taken by the police, 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.”
“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.”
A statement released by Masoom’s lawyer, which read: “Salman along with Katrina Kaif on a TV show used the insulting word ‘bhangi’ against a member of the scheduled caste.”
On which, Shilpa apologized saying, ‘I am saying sorry again with folded hands and pray to god that the controversy end at once,’ She said.