Stop broadcast of film on Prophet Muhammad(SAWS): Deshmukh to Centre

Mumbai (Bombay): Maharashtra(MH) H.M Anil Deshmukh has written to the Center insisting a ban on the telecast of the movie Muhammad(SAWS): The Messenger of God on digital platforms following a case by a city-based company in this context.

Deshmukh has sought the ban on the movie within the Info Technology Act to make sure the law & order status is not affected within the state, stated an officer announcement released on Wed.

The company, Raza Academy, had submitted the case to the states cyber cell, seeking a ban on the movies telecast on digital platforms, it stated.

The announcement doesn’t specify information of the Academy‚Äôs case.

Following this, Deshmukh wrote a letter to the central govt seeking a ban on the movies telecast within the provisions of the IT Act to make sure the law & order status is not affected within the state, the announcement stated.

The movie is to be telecast on Jul 21, it stated.

The house minister has insisted that guidelines be released to prevent the telecast of the movie on digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook(FB), Twitter, Instagram, & WhatsApp amongst remaining.