Indore/Jaipur/New Delhi: Giving an ultimatum to the police-administration to close the commercial establishment of hairstylist Javed Habib in Indore within 48 hours, local BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya said on Friday that he has resolved not to allow Habib’s establishment in the city.
Vijayvargiya said this in protest against the video of Habib purportedly spitting on a woman’s hair while grooming her during a workshop organized in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
A controversy broke out after this video went viral on social media and a case has also been registered against Javed Habib for this.
The MLA released the video on Twitter and said, ‘This video is for all the responsible officers of the police and administration. They should close Habib’s salon and training center in Indore within 48 hours, otherwise we will agitate against their operation.
— Akash Vijayvargiya (@AkashVOnline) January 7, 2022
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA said he opposes “from the bottom of his heart” Habib’s act of spitting on a woman’s hair while she was grooming her. Vijayvargiya said, ‘We have resolved that we will not allow Habib’s commercial establishments to run in Indore.’
Akash Vijayvargiya is the son of BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and became an MLA for the first time after winning the last assembly election in November 2018.
Meanwhile, another BJP leader from Indore, Sumit Mishra, has written a letter to the party’s national president JP Nadda, expressing strong objection to Habib’s spitting video.
Mishra said, “It is a matter of great surprise that Habib identifies himself as a member of the BJP. I have demanded from Nadda in the letter that this person should be thrown out of the party immediately.
At the same time, reacting to the video of the BJP MLA, Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja tweeted a picture of Javed Habib joining the BJP in 2019 and said that the salon will have to be closed, because the MLA’s anger is bad.
On 22 April 2019, Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, threatened to shut down all the centers of famous hairstylist Javed Habib who joined the BJP.
The center will have to be closed because the anger of the MLA is bad. pic.twitter.com/R1la05Lja5
— Narendra Saluja (@NarendraSaluja) January 7, 2022
He tweeted, ‘On April 22, 2019, Akash Vijayvargiya, BJP MLA son of BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, threatened to close all the centers of famous hairstylist Javed Habib who joined BJP. The center will have to be closed because the anger of the MLA is bad.
Here, after a case was registered in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, former mayor of Jaipur city of Rajasthan and Congress leader Jyoti Khandelwal on Friday filed a complaint against hairstylist Javed Habib for spitting in the hair of a woman.
Khandelwal said, ‘It shows the perverted mentality of the person who insulted women through his act. He is a celebrity and strict action should be taken against him for this act. We have lodged a complaint with the police to register an FIR.
It is known that in the above video, Habib is seen spitting while grooming the hair of a female participant and saying, ‘If there is a shortage of water, use spit.’
City Kotwali SHO Omprakash said, ‘We have received a complaint that the hairstylist spat in the woman’s hair. Although the incident is from Uttar Pradesh, but we have started investigation.
It may be known that in this case, an FIR has been registered by the Uttar Pradesh Police at Mansoorpur police station of Muzaffarnagar on the complaint of Pooja Gupta, a resident of Baraut city.
According to the complaint, Habib spat on Pooja Gupta’s hair during the workshop. Habib has been booked under Section 355 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.
The National Commission for Women has summoned hairstylist Jawed Habib on January 11 over the alleged video in which he is seen spitting on a woman’s hair.
In the summons sent to Habib, the Women’s Commission said that it has taken serious cognizance of the incident. The commission said that Habib should appear before it on January 11 at 12.30 pm and give an explanation.
According to the Women’s Commission, this incident is also in violation of the guidelines on COVID issued by the Union Home Ministry and in such a situation, spitting among people is also a punishable offense.
However, Habib apologized after the controversy arose.
He had released a video saying, ‘People have been hurt because of some words. I want to say that these are professional workshops and long shows, so we have to joke with people a little bit. what can i say? If you guys have been hurt, I sincerely apologize. Please forgive me.’
(with input from news agency language)
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