Bareilly court has closed case against Taslima, SC told

Published - February 04, 2015 01:47 am IST - NEW DELHI:

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that a Bareilly Magistrate court has closed legal proceedings started against Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin over her tweet.

The statement was made before a Bench of Justices J. Chelameswar and Rohinton Nariman, which is hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the legality of provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000, including Section 66A. The case is based on a complaint filed against her in 2013 alleging that she hurt religious sentiments with her tweet on a meeting between Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and Tauqeer Raza Khan, a senior cleric of the Barelvi sect.

The police had registered a case under Sections 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code and 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. The Magistrate’s order follows a closure report filed by the police.

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