Kaithal, Jan. 13 (ANI): Following comedian Kiku Sharda’s arrest for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief said that they were hurt by the show as the latter was ‘God’ for them.
“There is a programme on Zee tv, Jashn-e-umeed, they impersonated him (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh) and showed him with alcohol and showed him dancing with women. All this was shown and there were posters with the name of the dera and the picture of the dera as well. There has been a mockery of Guruji. All the followers, who saw it, were hurt. After this, we filed a complaint against Kiku Sharda and party including six to seven people,” said a follower of the Dera chief.
“We were hurt because our Guru ji is God for us. There is anger in the whole country against this incident,” he added.
The issue came to light after the December 27, 2015, episode of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ was aired on television. This episode had Sharda mimic the Dera Sacha Sauda head, something which didn’t go down too well with his followers, leading them to file a police case against the actor.
The actor has been booked under Section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief.
Kiku, on the very next day of the episode, wrote an apology on his twitter handle saying ,”Doston the act on TV was not to hurt anyone’s feelings. My apologies to @Gurmeetramrahim ji and his followers. Let’s spread happiness.”(ANI)