LUCKNOW: An FIR has been registered against film maker Shirish Kunder, husband of Bollywood choreographer and director Farah Khan, with Hazratganj Police for alleged derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and head priest of the Goraknath Math, Yogi Aditya Nath.
The FIR was registered on Friday based on a complaint filed by Amit Kumar Tiwari, Secretary of Thakurdwara Trust of Ayodhya, said Deputy SP Avnish Kumar Mishra.
Kunder had on Twitter said, "Hoping a goon will stop rioting once he's allowed to rule is like expecting a rapist to stop raping once he's allowed to rape (sic)".
In another tweet, he said "Going by the logic of making a goon as CM so that he behaves, Dawood can be CBI director. And Mallya - RBI Governor (sic)."
Kunder is the sixth person to be charged for speaking against Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister.
Siliguri - Bengali Poet, Srijato Bandopadhyay, whose controversial poem ‘Curse’ was uploaded on Facebook March 19, the day Adityanath entered office allegedly throws shade on the new UP CM, and according to the complainant Arnab Sarkar, hurts Hindu sentiments with its last line. An FIR was lodged against him on Tuesday, and he may face up to three years in jail.
In the last line of his controversial poem, Srijato writes, “As long as women are raped by digging up their graves, condoms should be worn on trishuls”. The poem was removed by Facebook on Saturday following a national uproar.
He was also slapped with non-bailable charges under Sections 295A (deliberate or malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 57 of Information Technology Act on Wednesday.
Ghazipur - A 25-year-old man was arrested on Monday for posting an ‘objectionable’ photo of the CM, hours after his swearing in ceremony from a fake facebook account.
Badhshah Abdul Rzak uploaded the picture on Sunday night which immediately went viral on social media. Following the post, members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini gathered outside his residence in Professors colony in protest, and police had to rush to the scene.
Razak later confessed to uploading the image on Facebook during interrogation.
Bengaluru - Prabha N Belavangala was on Tuesday booked with criminal charges after she allegedly posted objectionable content about Yogi Adityanath on her Facebook page. BJPs Yuva Morcha members filed a case against her for uploading “obscene, morphed and tampered images” of the Yogi.
She was booked with IPC sections pertaining to defamation, promoting enmity on grounds of religion, conducing mischief besides offences under the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Noida - Two days later, Rahat Khan, 22, was arrested by Dankaur police and a case was lodged against him for posting an ‘objectionable’ picture of the Yogi on social media. He had captioned it “Yogi hai, ya bhogi hai”.
The complaint was lodged by members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, an outfit founded by Adityanath. Khan was arrested under Sections 66A (Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service) of IT Act.
Mumbai - In another similar instance, a 19-year-old youth from Ghatkopar was arrested for posting a picture of a warrior king with Yogi Adityanath’s face on Facebook. The post was seen by locals on Saturday night who immediately alerted the Sambhaji brigade, a Maratha group, who then barged into his house.
Rinku Gupta then deleted the post but was taken to Pant Nagar police station and put behind bars for hurting the sentiments of a community.
Bareilly - Mohammad Salman, 26, was arrested from Faridpur here for morphing and circulating the Yogi’s picture on Whatsapp.
He was arrested on Monday night after the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) lodged a complaint. Salman claimed he had only forwarded the picture he had received.
Sonbadhra - Shekhar Yadav was taken into custody on Monday night for sharing a picture of Adityanath on a messaging application. Some BJP workers lodged a complaint against him. Brijesh Shrivastava from Varanasi was arrested on similar grounds after the city chief of Hindu Yuva Vahini lodged a complaint against him.