Why Is It In Bad Taste?: Hansal Mehta Defends Slamming Delhi Cops Over JNU With Condom Ad


Hansal Mehta has taken a dig at Delhi Police, who have been facing ire over their inaction in the incident of thrashing of students by masked goons at JNU.

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated On:
Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta who has been one of the most outspoken celebrities in the film industry took a dig at the Delhi Police, who have been questioned over their inaction amid the shocking violence that was witnessed at the JNU campus on Sunday, January 5, but has come to be mired in controversy over the means he used. 

Sharing an advertisement that cited a popular condom brand (though there's no proof that the advertisement originated from there) that reads, "Better protection than Delhi Police. #ShameOnDelhiPolice.", the National Award-winning filmmaker wrote, "I choose (brand's name). Keeps you safe and happy."

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Hansal Mehta takes a dig at Delhi Police 

After the filmmaker's jibe, social media users questioned him over his statement perhaps being in bad taste. Posing a strong retort, Mehta diverted by asking if 'talking about sex or condoms is bad'. 

However, the condom brand in question has not posted the advertisement itself. 

Several social media users also questioned the credibility of the advertisement. 

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Quite vocal about his views, politics or otherwise, the filmmaker tweeted in support of Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak recently. After the actress' visit to the JNU campus on Tuesday, rumors surfaced claiming that the religion of the accused who threw acid on the protagonist has been changed. 

Protest against Delhi Police 

Earlier on Friday, JNU students marching to Mandi House against the violence in the campus, against NRC, CAA and NPR were stopped and lathi-charged by Delhi police after they allegedly tried removing barricades. The Delhi Police had earlier imposed Section 144 in Mandi House. 

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Meanwhile, HRD Secretary Amit Khare said officials of the ministry will talk to JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar, even as the JNUSU continues to demand his resignation. "The removal of the vice-chancellor is not a solution," he said, quoted by PTI, adding the ministry officials will also meet JNU Students' union after meeting Kumar. 

Earlier on Friday, JNU Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said that the administration has formed a five-member committee to probe the January 5 violence on the campus that had left around 35 people injured. He stated that he has recommended measures to ensure the safety of students. The panel will also probe lapses, if any, insecurity, Kumar told PTI.

READ: JNU Students Protest Claiming Delhi Police Inaction; Provoke With 'Sanghi Shield' Slogans



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