Muslim youth under the aegis of Muslim Jagriti Manch held a protest demonstration at the Asifi Imambara in Lucknow today against the controversial Hindi film 'Gadar Ek Prem Katha'.
Soon after the Friday prayers, the youth holding placard against the film held a protest demonstration at the Imambara.
The protestors shouting slogans against the BJP, RSS, Pakistan and film's Producer/Director and also burnt the Pakistani flag.
Later, President of the Manch, Syed Talbhe Husain told PTI that talks were going on with the producer of the film Nitten Keni who has agreed to delete some of the objectionable scenes from the film.
He said, Keni, however, has expressed his inability to change the name of the main character 'Sakina. If this was not done Shia women would resort to 'matam' before the local cinema hall where the film is currently being screened, the manch President added.
Other organisations that joined the Manch in today's demonstration included Youngmen's Muslim Association, Pasdarane-Islam, Shia Mahasabha and Hussain Tigers.
Meanwhile, noted Islamic scholar and Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Kalbe Sadiq said that committee of senior Shia and Sunni Maulanas would be constituted within two to three days time to chalk out the future course of action in this regard.
The maulana regretted that the film's Producer/Director included his name in the acknowledgements even though the amendments suggested by him were not carried out in the script of the film.