Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s cybercrime police have booked an Instagram page named ‘Islam Murdabaad’ for attacking the religion on June 27. Acting upon a complaint filed by one Mr. Syed Azmath Hussain Jaffery, president of T.S Shia Youth Welfare Association, the cybercrime police have registered a case under Section 153A (vilification of religion) and section 505 (2) (inciting against community) of IPC.
According to the complainant, the Instagram page ‘Islam Murdabaad’ had uploaded “highly objectionable” content against the religion. He alleged that the administrator of the page had uploaded these offensive posts knowingly. “He had edited the picture of the Holy Kaaba and also the picture of the Holy Quran, which is showing the foot on a picture of Holy Quran…which cannot be tolerated by any manner,” Jaffery mentioned in his complaint.
The complainant further added that these posts promote enmity among different groups.
Earlier on June 22, Telangana High Court had issued a notice to Twitter for trending hashtags like #CoronaJihad and #Islamiccoronavirusjihad. A Hyderabad-based lawyer has moved the High Court alleging that the hashtags, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, are Islamophobic.
The lawyer, Khaja Aijazuddin, has said, “These hashtags, which are often seen trending on Twitter, are illegal and insulting to the Muslim community.” According to a testimony he posted on social media, he had initially approached the Supreme Court last month, and based on the apex court’s instructions, he approached the Telangana High Court.