Indore/Raipur: Indore Police against 50 unidentified activists of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha and another right-wing organization Bajrang Sena for protesting without administrative permission in support of Kalicharan Maharaj, who was jailed after his arrest for making indecent remarks against Mahatma Gandhi. Case has been registered.
Meanwhile, a court in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh has rejected the bail plea of Kalicharan Maharaj, accused of using abusive words about Mahatma Gandhi.
On Monday, Savita Choudhary, in-charge of Choti Gwaltoli police station in Indore said, “Around 50 unidentified activists of All India Hindu Mahasabha and Bajrang Sena demonstrated and raised slogans at Regal Square on January 3 without the permission of the administration. Immediately after this he went to the Police Commissioner’s office in a procession to submit a memorandum, protesting against the arrest of Kalicharan Maharaj by the Chhattisgarh Police.
Quoting an old prohibitory order of the District Magistrate, he said that rallies, processions and dharnas cannot be held in public places of the district without the prior permission of the administration.
According to the station in-charge, for violation of this order, an FIR has been registered against the protesting workers of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha and Bajrang Sena under section 188 (not obeying the order of any government officer) of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, State Congress spokesperson Aminul Khan Suri released a video on social media in which supporters of Kalicharan Maharaj are seen handing over a memorandum to the police officers waving posters of the controversial religious leader in the Police Commissioner’s office premises adjoining Regal Square. The chanting of the slogan ‘Mahatma Nathuram Godse Zindabad’ is also purportedly heard in the video.
Suri alleged, “Under the BJP rule, supporters of Kalicharan Maharaj kept openly shouting slogans in support of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, inside the Police Commissioner’s office premises and the police officers remained mute spectators.”
Now in Indore, slogans of Nathuram Godse Zindabad were raised in front of the police and the police kept watching like spectators.. Home Minister of the state @drnarottammisra and Indore Police Commissioner @hariips Would you like to clarify your views on this?@digvijaya_28@vinay_bakliwal @AZADATIQ @hwponline @ArunNews18mp pic.twitter.com/Qt8r1Ucau8
— Dr. Aminul khan Suri (@SuriAminul) January 2, 2022
He said that the police had fulfilled their duty by registering an FIR under ‘mild legal provision’ against the supporters of Kalicharan who raised highly objectionable slogans in support of Godse.
“Our demand is that these people should be booked for sedition,” Suri said.
— Dr. Aminul khan Suri (@SuriAminul) January 3, 2022
On the other hand, Choti Gwaltoli police station in-charge Chaudhary said that he has no information about the alleged sloganeering of ‘Mahatma Nathuram Godse Zindabad’ by Kalicharan supporters.
Let us inform that Kalicharan was arrested on 30 December 2021 for alleged derogatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi at a two-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ program in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur. He was produced in the court, after which the court sent Kalicharan to judicial custody till January 13.
On 26 December 2021, a case was registered against Kalicharan for abusing Mahatma Gandhi in the Parliament of Religions held at Ravanabhatha Maidan in Raipur.
In this connection, a case has been registered against Kalicharan in Akola, Maharashtra on December 27, 2021.
After the case was registered against him in Raipur, Kalicharan had justified his comments by releasing a video and said that he has no remorse for it.
Meanwhile, Pune Police had registered a case on 28 December 2021 against Kalicharan Maharaj, right-wing leader Milind Ekbote and four others for making inflammatory speeches and hurting religious sentiments during an event organized there.
Milind Ekbote is an accused in the 2018 violence in Koregaon-Bhima of Pune district. He was arrested for making provocative speeches before the bicentenary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon.
Public Prosecutor of Raipur district KK Shukla told in Raipur on Monday that the court of 12th Additional District and Sessions Judge Vikram Pratap Chandra of the district has rejected the bail application of Kalicharan Maharaj.
After this remark of Kalicharan, on the complaint of the Congress leaders, the Raipur district police filed a complaint against him under sections 505 (2) (statements provoking or promoting enmity, hatred or hatred between different classes) and 294 (obscene acts) of the Indian Penal Code. ) was registered under Later, 124A (sedition) and four other sections were also added in this case.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday said that one should be “a little liberal” towards saints, amid political allegations and counter-allegations regarding the arrest of Kalicharan Maharaj.
Asked about the sharp statements made by Congress leaders about Kalicharan Maharaj, Vijayvargiya told reporters in Indore, “I think no one should make inappropriate remarks about saints. Moderate language should be used about saints.
Without naming Kalicharan Maharaj, he said, ‘I think one should be a little liberal towards the saints.’
The BJP general secretary hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party and Left parties, alleging that he had “patted the back” of people who raised anti-national slogans of ‘Bharat tere tukde honge, insha Allah, insha Allah’.
Vijayvargiya said, “When a person makes remarks against India and talks about India’s disintegration, you (opposition leader) will pat him on the back and when a person speaks from his heart, it is not reserved for him to speak.” .’
The BJP general secretary hit out at the opposition leaders, alleging that different parameters of expression were being fixed for different people only in an attempt to gain political mileage.
(with input from news agency language)
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