Ahead of Shorgul release, alert issued in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), June 23 : Amid mounting controversy surrounding the film ‘Shorgul’, an alert was issued on Thursday to all the Superintendents of Police in the state for maintaining the law and order situation.

“An alert has been issued to all SPs, so that security and law and order is maintained,” Hari Ram Sharma, Inspector General, Law And Order, told the media here.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court earlier on June 7 quashed the plea seeking ban on release of the movie ‘Shorgul’.

The petition, filed by a social worker, had sought stay on the release of the movie alleging certain scenes in it threatened to disturb social harmony.

The social worker, who as per reports is a local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Meerut, filed the PIL after seeing the movie’s trailer.

The movie was first scheduled to be released on June 24 but was later on postponed to July 1.

The movie, which features Jimmy Shergill and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, is based on friendship between a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl that snowballs into a political issue leading to unrest and chaos in society.