FIR lodged against Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for hurting scheduled caste sentiments on National TV

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The word 'controversy' and Salman Khan go hand-in-hand.

The actor is caught under fire for using the word 'Bhangi' and hurting the sentiments of Scheduled Caste community in a program being aired on national television. 

Khan was being interviewed along with his 'Tiger Zinda Hai' co-star Katrina Kaif, when he used the derogatory word to address the way he looked.

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In another similar instance, actress Shilpa Shetty used the controversial word in an identical fashion, while speaking on the way she looks on a daily basis.

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Vice President of RARP India, Kishore Masoom, spoke with IANS, explaining his stance on the issue. "We highly condemn Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for using such words that show us in bad light.," he said. "We have filed a complaint and will hold a protest in front of Galaxy Apartment, Salman's house today. According to law, he has to serve an imprisonment of five years."

"Who will support a man who is so disrespectful towards his fans? We are hurt," Masoom said. 

An FIR has been lodged against Khan and Shetty alleging them of hurting the sentiments of members of the scheduled caste by using the word in a derogatory manner. 

Navin Ramchandra Lade, who's a member of the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India, has lodged an official complaint against the duo alleging them of using the insulting word "against a member of the Scheduled Caste."

"I felt insulted and humiliated. Being a member of the Scheduled Caste," Lade said. "I feel very pained and hurt due to an insulting statement made by Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty."

Lade further alleges that "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."

Salman's latest offering 'Tiger Zinda Hai", which was released this past Friday, has also been met with large protests by the Valmiki community for his objectionable remark.

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