New Delhi: Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said she would raise in the forthcoming Winter Session of Parliament the issue of attacks on Hindu beliefs in Bollywood movies and asked like-minded people from various parties to join hands.
"I came to know about the attack on Hindu beliefs in two recent movies - 'Oh my God' and 'Student of the Year'. In the latter, there are references to Radha not knowing how to dance and being invited to the dance floor to learn dancing. Why is it that the attack in films is only on Hindu beliefs and on names like Sita, Radha and Kaushalya," she asked.
She was speaking at a cow protection program organised by the RSS.
Swaraj said some names are revered by Hindus and these are shown in a bad light in Bollywood movies.
"There are thousands of names so why pick on these names? We will raise this issue in the forthcoming Parliament session and demand that this be stopped," Swaraj said.
She maintained that other religions are not touched by the filmmakers for fear of reprisal but this is not the case with Hinduism.
"Some politicians tell me that they are not able to raise such issues due to their political affiliation or as their party does not permit. Others say you raise it and we will support while lend tacit support," she said.
Another issue the BJP leader plans to raise is the complaint against the BSF of not sharing details of cow smuggling done at the Indo-Bangladesh border. She announced that she and Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire- who was present on the dais- will demand an answer from the government in Parliament on the issue.