Salman Khan Tells High Court His Neighbour's Social Media Post 'Communally Provoked The Viewers' Against Him

In March 2022, Bollywood star Salman Khan was refused relief in a defamation court he had filed against his Panvel farmhouse neighbour, Ketan Kakkad. The veteran actor then moved to the Bombay High Court to challenge the civil court order where he claimed that his neighbour’s social media post ‘communally provoked’ the people against him.

As per a report from Times Of India, the 56-year-old took legal actions against his neighbour, Ketan Kakkad, over a video on social media where he alleged that criminal activities like ‘running business of drug trafficking, organ trafficking and child trafficking’ were taking place in the star’s Panvel farmhouse. Salman Khan sought to remove the videos; his counsel Ravi Kadam argued, ”The videos uploaded by Kakkad are blithely speculative. They were not only defamatory but also communally provoked the viewers against Salman Khan,”

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”In the video, the defendant (Kakkad) compares Salman Khan to Babar and Aurangazeb. He (Kakkad) says it had taken 500 years for the Ayodhya Mandir (temple) to come up and here Salman Khan is trying to shut down a Ganesha temple,” he continued. Kadam also argued that lakhs of viewers watched the video and posted comments against the actor and ‘the videos have communalised everything and made it Hindus vs Muslims’.

A single bench of Justice C V Bhadang heard the brief arguments and reportedly posted the matter for another hearing on August 22, 2022. On the other hand, Kakkad, through his legal representatives, claimed to the lower court that the complaint was filed against him in order to pressurize him to give up his land.

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