Court asks police to lodge FIR against Sadhvi for communal jibe

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Srinagar: Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Thursday directed the police to lodge an FIR against Hindu Mahasabha leader Sadhvi Deva Thakur for her “communal” remarks against the minorities in India.

After hearing the arguments from the councils of petitioner Advocate Muhammad Ashraf Bhat and Advocate Muhammad Sultan, the Chief Judicial Magistrate stated that the allegations leveled by the complainant against the Hindu leader may have different spectrum and consequences. The CJM directed SHO Saddar police station to lodge an FIR against the accused under relevant provisions and proceed further under the law. The Court also directed the police to file a compliance report before June 15 this month. 

Former General Secretary Jamiat Ahil Hadis (JAH) Abdul Rehman Bhat in April this year had registered a criminal complaint in police station Saddar against Sadhvi Deva Thakur for her “communal and biased” remarks against Indian Muslims.

He had asked police to register a case against Sadhvi under section 153A, 295A and 120B CrPc.

However, police did not register a case against the Hindu leader after which Bhat approached the Court. 

The leader of Hindu Mahasabha during her speech in Haryana in April this year had said that Muslims and Christians should be forcibly sterilized. 

She had said that the population of Muslims and Christians is growing day by day in India and to rein in this, Centre will have to impose emergency and Muslims and Christians will have to be forced to undergo sterilization so that they can’t increase their numbers. She had also said that idols of Hindu gods and goddesses should be placed in Mosques and Churches.

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