VISHAKAPATNAM — Women’s associations, led by All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA), on Saturday protested in Visakhapatam against filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma over his new film ‘God, Sex and Truth’.
Women shouted slogans against Varma, and burned his effigy at the GVMC Gandhi statue in the coastal city, ANI reported.
Varma has shared the trailer of his upcoming adult film with porn star Mia Malkova called ‘God, Sex and Truth’.
The protesters also accused the director of using abusive words against women in one of his recent interviews with a Telugu TV news channel.
Mahila Morcha, the women’s wing of the BJP has also demanded a ban on the film, as state executive member, K Nagalakshmi, filed a complaint in Vijayawada with the Suryaraopet police.
The Mahila Morcha leader demanded to know, “What was the message Varma would be giving to the youth in India with his dirty film.”
The protesters demanded that police should arrest him and ban the film’s release and its trailers on social media.
The film has been in the news ever since RGV shared some posters of the same on social media featuring the lead actress and pornstar Mia Malkova.
The film was shot in Europe and its trailer was launched last week. The full film will be launched on Republic Day, January 26.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost