In a stunning case of Khap Panchayat bossism the Khap Panchayat of Uttar Pradesh has issued a bizarre diktat of beheading film maker Vinod Kapri for making a political satire MISS TANAKPUR HAAZIR HO, that exposes the atrocities and fanatical diktats of Khap Panchayat.
According to reports a Uttar Pradesh village Khap panchayats has announced death statement for the film director Vinod Kapri and as an incentive to attract the killers the Panchayat has declared a reward of 51 buffaloes to anybody who behead the director!
Reports claim a panchayat of Ahalwat Khap in village Bhainsi of district Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh; has issued the diktat alleging the film MISS TANAKPUR HAAZIR HO is an insult to the dignity of Khap panchayats hence to teach the film director a lesson the diktat has been announced.
Raju Ahalawat, President of Bhartiya Kisan Union's Muzaffarnagar district, was quoted as saying, “Khap members were angry over maligning the image of panchayats and villages, therefore gave suggestions including reward of 51 buffaloes on director's head.” He added, “The harsh diktat is issued so that no one could dare to project a negative image of Khap panchayat and village culture in future.”
Meanwhile film director Vinod Kapri has sought police protection. He said, "I'm seeking police protection because I'm here in Mumbai, and my family is in Noida (Uttar Pradesh). He added, “Though it is true that I am under pressure due to the death sentence but somewhere within my heart I have a sense of satisfaction that what I wanted to show through my film has already been proved by such crazy statements.”
The film depicts the sorrow tale of a man accused in a fake case of raping a buffalo named 'Miss Tanakpur' and how the village strongmen and the Khap Panchayat pass verdict that he has to marry the buffalo!
MISS TANAKPUR HAAZIR HO, which stars Annu Kapoor, Ravi Kishan, Om Puri, Rahul Bagga and Hrishita Bhatt, is set to release on June 26.