Group burns copy of Constitution, case filed

Also raised slogans against SCs/STs

August 11, 2018 01:39 am | Updated 01:39 am IST - NEW DELHI

An FIR has been registered against an organisation for shouting slogans against the SC/ST community and burning a copy of the Constitution during a protest at Parliament Street, the police said on Friday.

The police said Anil Tanwar, the national incharge of Akhil Bhartiya Bheem Sena, filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station in connection with burning of a copy of the Constitution and shouting of slogans against B.R. Ambedkar and the SC/ST community by protesters from Youth for Equality on Thursday.

“The complainant also provided a CD containing a video of the incident, in which some protesters are seen burning a copy of the Constitution and shouting slogans,” said DCP (New Delhi) Madhur Verma, adding that a case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered.

The issue was also raised in the Delhi Assembly by Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, who said a group had raised slogans against Dr. Ambedkar and burnt a copy of the Constitution. He urged the Speaker to ask the Police Commissioner about the action taken in the case.

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