Officials said that apart from section 153A (promoting enmity between different communities on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) in the FIR, section 295 (causing damage to a place of worship or any holy object) of the Indian Penal Code was also added. Has been. Speeches were allegedly given against Muslims in this religion parliament.
Haridwar Circle Officer Shekhar Suyal said that the names of priests of Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, Yeti Narasimhanand and Sagar Sindhuraj Maharaj have also been added to the FIR. Narasimhanand was the organizer of this event.
The officer, however, refused to explain why the new section has been added to the FIR. He said that this is part of the investigation, which cannot be shared.
With the addition of two new names in the FIR, so far five people have been booked in the case. These include Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Tyagi, Sadhvi Annapurna, Dharmadas, Yeti Narasimhanand and Sagar Sindhuraj Maharaj.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, a massive protest was held against this Dharma Sansad outside the Uttarakhand Police Headquarters and the State Secretariat in Dehradun, according to the Indian Express report.
The protestors, mainly from the local Muslim community, demanded the immediate arrest of the accused in the case. The protest, which started at around 11 am, lasted for about 2-3 hours.
The protesters were then assured of appropriate legal action against those who allegedly made hate speeches calling for the genocide of minorities in the Parliament of Religions.
Let us tell you that a ‘Dharma Sansad’ was organized by Hindutva leaders and fundamentalists in Haridwar, Uttarakhand between December 17-19, in which openly hate speeches were given against Muslims and minorities, even their massacre. was also called.
Yeti Narasimhanand, one of the organizers of the program, made provocative statements against the Muslim society and said that he would give one crore rupees to the person who became a Hindu Prabhakaran.
Earlier, the first FIR was registered in this regard on 23 December 2021, in which only Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi was named. Before leaving Islam and adopting Hinduism, Tyagi’s name was Wasim Rizvi.
Wasim Rizvi was the former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf Board, which has recently changed its name claiming to convert to Hinduism.
The FIR was registered under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language).
In this FIR, on December 25, the names of Swami Dharamdas and Sadhvi Annapurna alias Pooja Shakun Pandey, residents of Bihar, were added. Pooja Shakun Pandey is the Mahamandaleshwar of Niranjini Akhara and general secretary of Hindu Mahasabha.
However, in the Dharma Sansad of Haridwar, Narasimhanand made provocative statements against the Muslim society, saying, ‘When we needed help, the Hindu community did not help us, but if a young worker is ready to become a Hindu Prabhakaran, So before anyone else, I will give him Rs 1 crore. If he continues like this for a year, I will raise at least Rs 100 crore.
Along with Prabhakaran, Narasimhanand also mentioned two leaders of the Khalistani separatist movement – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Shabeg Singh. Singh was Bhindranwale’s military advisor and played a major role in the formation of the ‘Mukti Vahini Sena’, which supported Bangladesh during the 1971 war.
Several FIRs are registered against Narasimhanand in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Earlier this year, Delhi Police filed an FIR against him for his remarks about Prophet Muhammad during a press conference in Delhi.
BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay also participated in Haridwar’s ‘Dharma Sansad’, who was arrested sometime back for making provocative statements against Muslims at Jantar Mantar. BJP Mahila Morcha leader Udita Tyagi also participated in this controversial program.
It is known that 76 lawyers of the Supreme Court have written a letter to Chief Justice NV Ramana, seeking directions for strict action against those who made provocative statements against Muslim society in the recent programs held in Delhi and Haridwar.
Apart from this, in the past, former army chiefs, bureaucrats and many intellectuals of the country wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, demanding to condemn the call for genocide of Muslims and take action against those who make such threats.
More than 200 people have signed this open letter written to Prime Minister Modi and the President.
(with input from news agency language)
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