Hyderabad: Former UP Shia Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi booked for insulting Prophet Muhammad

Police have registered a case under sections 153a, 153b, 295a , 504 and 505 (1) (C) of the Indian Penal Code.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Nov 2021 7:02 AM GMT
Hyderabad: Former UP Shia Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi booked for insulting Prophet Muhammad

Hyderabad: Police have registered a case against former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi for using 'objectionable' language against Prophet Muhammad in his book.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday urged the Hyderabad City Police to slap a case against him.

Owaisi met the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar with a delegation of AIMIM legislators including Akbaruddin Owaisi and submitted a representation.

"The book, written in Hindi, vilifies Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and uses objectionable language against the Prophet, the religion of Islam, and its followers. The contents of this book and the objectionable statements have been made with a view to outrage the religious sentiments of those who follow Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and abide by Islamic tenets," the representation reads.

Owaisi said Rizvi's comments are designed in a fashion so as to create a 'feeling of enmity against Muslims of India which is likely to result in a threat to the breach of the peace'.



Hyderabad parliamentarian claimed that Rizvi be is being used by anti-Islamic forces which do not believe in India's pluralism and diversity. "We hope that throughout the country, peace-loving people, and Muslims, I appeal to them that they should file a criminal case against this person who has written objectionable (content) and falsehoods," he said.

Police have registered a case under sections 153a (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.), 153b (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 295a (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 504(intentionally insults) and 505 (1) (C) (intent to incite) of the Indian Penal Code at Kamatipura police station.

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