Celebrity hair stylist Jawed Habib has landed himself in trouble for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments.
A case under section 295-A of IPC has been registered against him by the Telangana Police.
The case was registered at the Saidabad police station following a complaint by K Karuna Sagar, an advocate who demanded the arrest of Habib for hurting religious sentiments.
A complaint was lodged against Habib and his chain of salons for issuing an advertisement that allegedly insulted Hindu Gods.
The advertisement featured a cartoon of Hindu Gods sitting in a salon with a caption: “Gods too visit Jawed Habib saloon.”
The advertisement had raised severe criticism from people who termed it as derogatory.
Jawed Habib had issued an apology on Twitter on September 5 saying “dear all, we respect your sentiments and we apologise sincerely. It was not to hurt you at all.”
His company had also said that the ad was issued by local people without any approval from Jawed Habib or his corporate office in Mumbai.