May 8, 2012
Vaishakh Krushna Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Protest letter by HJS to Censor Board
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
Regd. No. 1540/I-634,12112002
Add : c/o: 8, Jayshree Sidhhivinayk CHS, Naupada, Thane (W) 400602
Email: [email protected] Website: www.HinduJagruti.org
Date : 7th May 2012
Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)
91-E Walkeshwar Road,
Mumbai 400 006 ,
Attn.Shri.Jitendra Pratap Singh, Regional Officer, Mumbai
Subject : Request to cancel Censor Certificate to Dibakar Banerjee ‘s movie “Shanghai” which denigrates the Patriotic song ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jay’
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is an NGO engaged in Nation building, educating people about Dharma & Dharmacharan, awakening & uniting Hindus for the past 9 years. The objective of the Samiti is to create awareness about Hindu issues, to educate about Hindu Dharma, to unite Hindus globally, to achieve broader social interests instead of their narrow-minded power centric Hinduism, to stop denigration of Hindu Dharma (Righteousness) and to protect the Nation.
It is understood from the media the that Dibakar Banerjee’s fillm “Shanghai’s Lyrics of the song ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ has hurt the Patriotic sentiments of Proud Indians. A tweet from Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena reads: “We are giving open warning to Shanghai Directer to remove Bharat Mata Ki Jai song from the movie. Otherwise movie will be banned..etc.” . We strongly condemn the lines Bharat Mata ki jai Sone ki Chidiya, Dengu, Maleria gud hai, Gobar hai Bharat Mata Ki jai (sic).
We have appealed to you various times in the past for the similar denigrations in various movies but there has never been a positive response from your end. This time we are informing you in advance and hope to take into consideration, the National sentiments of millions of Indians and not to issue the censor certificate to this movie unless this denigrating song is deleted from the movie. I hope that you will honour our request this time. In case the censor board passes the film, the Samiti will organise large protests.. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.
For Hindu Janajagruti Samiti,
Tel : 09322533595
Source : HJS