The Criminal Kiss
Posted by shadmia on April 28, 2007
Both Shilpa Shetty and Richard Gere violated Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code according to warrants issued by a court in Jaipur, signed by judge Dinesh Gupta. The pertinent section of the IPC reads:
Whoever to the annoyance of others does any obscene act in any public place or sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place will be punished with imprisonment of up to three months or fined.
IBN TV takes a look at the reaction in India
Richard Gere finally responded to the incident and blamed the entire episode on a “small right-wing conservative political party” who are the “moral police” in India.
Anderson Cooper 360 takes a look at the case against Gere and Shetty and discusses the implications with TIME magazine correspondent Bobby Ghosh of India.