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No Sins, say Catholics

February 23, 2005 17:56 IST

Members of the Catholic community in Mumbai staged a protest on Wednesday against director Vinod Pande's Sins,a moviethat allegedly depicts the sexual escapades of a priest.

About100 members of the community gathered in suburban Vakola and burnt an effigy of Pande. Before setting fire to it, the protestors paraded the effigy on a donkey.

"The so-called fictional sexual escapades of a Catholic priest shown in the film are bound to hurt the sentiments of the Christian community. There appears to be a fine dividing line between pornography, truth and fiction," said Nicholas Almeida, who led the protest march.

The Catholic Secular Forum, a representative group of the community, has threatened to stage demonstrations at all theatres if the film, which is slated for release on February 25,is not banned.

CSF general secretary Joseph Dias said the film "depicts the illicit sexual relations of a Keralite Catholic priest with a woman, portraying both the clergy and the Church inbad light."

The CSF is also exploring the possibility of approaching court through a public interest litigation.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: my views

Sir, I just wondered why couldnt vinod Pandye used Hindu priest instead of Catholic priest? It would make more impact since majority is of Hindus ...

Posted by James Gonsalves

Sub: films should be senstive to religious issues

there are two viewpoints. either protest or ignore it is better to ignore ignore and things will automatically die down

Posted by manav

Sub: Sins

Sex sells so why should Pande bother if someone's sentiments are hurt. What matters to him is filling his coffers. Sad to see that our ...

Posted by nel

Sub: If that is sin, what were these?

I cannot quite remember any demonstrations when 'Ganga Ki Saugandh' was released in 1978, and had a village temple priest called Kashinath as one of ...

Posted by Chunko

Sub: Its same everywhere.

Hi, I hope now the so called secularist don't upport the Catholics hoilding protest against the film. Its same in every society. Its good too ...

Posted by Ajay



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