Jaipur Mufti issues fatwa against Amjad Khan's 'Le Gaya Saddam'

Le Gaya Saddam

A fatwa has been issued by a Jaipur Mufti against the film "Le Gaya Saddam" which deals with Muslim divorce system following protests.

The film's debutante director Amjad Khan, however, said today his movie only tried to highlight the social problem of divorce and it has not hurt any sentiments. The film was released on November 2 with a U/A certificate from Censor Board.

The fatwa was issued by Abdul Sattar Razvi, Mufti of Ghatgate, Jaipur on Saturday night on a complaint received by a few locals that the film allegedly defamed Islam.

According to the complainants, there was some "objectionable" content in the movie which was against Islam and an insult to the religion.

When contacted, the Mufti said the Fatwa was issued as per the law of Islam.

"Objection to a film/content which insults Islam is absolutely justified in the light of Islamic law. I have not seen the movie but, as they mentioned in their letter, certain things are absolutely objectionable," he said.

The Kolkata-based director, who also claimed that he is receiving threatening calls over phone, contested the assertions in the protest.

"I have never hurt anybody's sentiment through the film. I have made this film to tell how women are affected by the alleged easy access of divorce in the (muslim)community," he added.

"I will ask police to give me protection as I know they will harm me. I have already received threat calls," Khan said.

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