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Updated: February 8, 2013 01:16 IST

FIR filed against Togadia

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VHP leader Praveen Togadia. File photo
VHP leader Praveen Togadia. File photo

The Maharashtra police on Thursday filed a First Information Report against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia for his hate speech at a rally in Nanded district last month.

The Nanded police have slapped Sections 153 (A), 295, 505 (2) on Dr. Togadia for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, intending to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs by deliberate and malicious acts and for making statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes.

Dr. Togadia delivered an anti-Muslim rant at the January 22 rally organised by the Hindu Hit Sammelan in Bhokar. The FIR has taken exception to the VHP leaders’ comments in which he alluded to the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam and other communal riots in the country. Dr. Togadia’s invective was a communal retort to Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi’s anti-Hindu diatribe last month at Nirmal in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Owaisi has since been sent to jail.

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I had commented in the Owaisi's hate speech and again in Tagodia's hate
speech. What has happened to our own countrymen,why we are fighting with
our own people,why we are compelled to say I am hindu,I am Muslim,I am
Sikh....We always become a scape goat for these leaders politicizing the
unity of our society for their vote bank policy. Wake up Indian and get
rid of these calamities.....fend off the blues and make the society
cast,religion,creed and colour free.

from:  Alok B Nandan
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 12:48 IST

It would be very nice for the people of the country if Togadia and Owaisi (to start with) are imprisoned in the same cell and sort out their personality problems during the course of their prison sentence. Oh dear, we are in our 66th year of 'independence' and our national energies are still devoted in trying to debate what some lunatics say.

from:  luhar sen
Posted on: Feb 7, 2013 at 19:01 IST
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