By Hasan Akram
New Delhi: Amid growing outrage over Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati’s hate speech against Prophet Muhammad, the Delhi Police on Saturday lodged an FIR against him.
ANI quoted Delhi Police as saying that the FIR has been lodged at Parliament Street Police Station on the basis of a video circulating on social media under sections 153-A & 295-A of IPC.
Saraswati, who heads Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad, used abusive language at a press conference held at the Press Club of India against Prophet Muhammad. He has reiterated the same and endorsed violence against Muslims on several occasions as well.
Commenting on the police complaint against him, Sania Ahmad, a vocal Muslim activist, said that the FIR has been lodged just for blasphemy but ”Not a word on his incitement to violence or his role in the Delhi Pogrom inspite of overwhelming evidence.”
An FIR was also registered at the Pydhonie Police Station, Mumbai under sections 295(A) against him on the complaint of Raza Academy.
Earlier in the day, AIMIM president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi and other politicians as well as activists had called on Delhi Police to arrest Saraswati.
”Delhi Police, this man is insulting Islam for the sole purpose of provoking violence against Muslims & your maun vrat is embarrassing. If you’ve forgotten your jobs, we can do a refresher course,” Owaisi said in a tweet.