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Remarks against Valmiki community: SC to hear Salman Khan's plea after 2 weeks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today decided to hear after two weeks the plea of superstar seeking quashing of FIRs lodged in six states against him for his alleged derogatory remarks against 'Valmiki' community during promotion of 'Zinda Hai'.

A bench comprising and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the parties to complete pleadings in the meantime and fixed the plea of the for final hearing after two weeks.

The court, on April 23, had stayed the criminal proceedings and enquiries initiated on the basis of the FIRs lodged against Khan in various states.

Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for the actor, had termed as "motivated" the complaints against the

Earlier, the court had asked the to provide the details of cases lodged against Khan in states like Delhi, Gujarat, and

Tushar Mehta, appearing for had said he was aware of the factual matrix of the case and would like to file a reply in the matter.

He had said that as far as case in was concerned, the high court was already seized of the matter and had stayed the proceedings on the FIR.

Khan had allegedly made some objectionable remarks against the community during the promotion of 'Zinda Hai' on a reality TV show and subsequently several proceedings were lodged against him under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

On December 22 last year, one of the FIRs under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was lodged in Rajasthan against the for allegedly using an offensive term to describe the community during the promotion of his

Khan had claimed that he was describing his own appearance in a dance sequence of the

Several FIRs have been registered in six different states including Rajasthan and

Salman had the moved the with a plea seeking quashing of all the FIRs registered against him in this regard.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:20 IST