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'Denigrating' Hindu god: MS Dhoni moves SC against Karnataka HC order

New Delhi: Days after Karnataka High Court became critical of cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case filed against him for allegedly "denigrating" a Hindu god by posing as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover page.

Team India ODI skipper on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against Karnataka HC order in a case filed against him.

Portrayal as Hindu god: Dhoni moves SC

The Special Leave Petition filed by Dhoni, challenging the Karnataka HC order which had refused to quash the criminal proceedings pending against him before a trial court in Bengaluru, will come up for hearing on September 14.

The High Court had last month observed: "A celebrity and a cricketer like Dhoni should know the consequences of hurting religious sentiments of people. He should have known the consequences of doing such ads."

The complaint, filed by social activist Jayakumar Hiremath, had alleged that Dhoni was seen on the cover of a business magazine as Lord Vishnu, holding several things, including a shoe in his hands.

The High Court had said, "These celebrities are only signing ads without any responsibility. Their aim is to earn easy money without considering the problems it may create."

Taking cognisance of the complaint filed by Hiremath, the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) had registered a case against Dhoni under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 of the IPC.

Later, the ACMM had issued summons to Dhoni to appear before the court, which he did not and instead moved the High Court against its direction.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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Story first published: Friday, September 11, 2015, 17:07 [IST]
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