Hindu gods insulted, case filed

Published: 31st August 2016 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2016 04:46 AM   |  A+A-

MANGALURU: Bantwal town police registered a suo motu case against a person who allegedly uploaded derogatory statements on Hindu Gods and Goddesses in social media on Monday.

Police sources said the person by the name Jabbar of B C Road uploaded the derogatory comments. As these statements could provoke Hindus, police registered a sou motu case under IPC section 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs) against Jabbar.

As the accused commented in foul language on Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari temple and its Goddess. Karavali Samskruthika Parishat of Ullal submitted a memorandum to Mangaluru Police Commissiner M Chandra Sekhar on Tuesday urging him to arrest the accused at the earliest. Parishat convener and former ZP vice president Sathish Kumpala said the derogatory comments media had deeply hurt the religious sentiments of people.

However, the accused has not been arrested so far. Serious discussions are going on in social media about the derogatory statements and the necessity of stringent action against the accused. Though the police have registered a case under cyber crime in so many other instances, there is not a single case in which wrong-doers have been punished for their crimes.

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