Prophet row: Owaisi among 31 booked for ‘promoting enmity’

Prophet row: Owaisi among 31 booked for ‘promoting enmity’

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has booked at least 31 people, including All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, for allegedly making inflammatory remarks that allegedly promote enmity between different groups. Expelled BJP spokesperson Naveen Jindal is also named in the same FIR.

During social media monitoring, the intelligence fusion & strategic ops unit of the special cell noticed that multiple Twitter handles, Facebook profiles, TV debates and other social media handles were posting material that was allegedly spreading hate and against the “maintenance of public tranquillity”.

“One such tweet was posted by Naveen Kumar Jindal from his handle ‘@naveenjindalbjp’ which used words and language against Prophet Muhammad. These words which were used by Jindal were highly provocative and more than sufficient to incite feeling of hatred amongst people which could be detrimental to maintenance of public tranquillity (sic),” the FIR lodged by police reads.

“Recently, there has been wide circulation of the words, language which were used by Jindal in the above mentioned tweet on social media (sic). The tweet had been analysed and it is revealed that he used certain words for Prophet Muhammad which are not reproduced (in the FIR) considering the sensitivity of the issue,” the FIR adds.

“From the analysis of material available on social media and articles published in newspapers and other forums, it clearly depicts that some other persons were also using hate-worthy languages (sic) intentionally.”

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