BJP MLA held in Hyderabad for ‘insulting Prophet’ days after threatening to ‘beat’ Munawar Farooji

Hyderabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA T. Raja Singh was arrested by Hyderabad police on Tuesday for allegedly making offensive comments about the Muslim community and the Prophet while mocking Muslim stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui.

In a video uploaded by Singh’s team on YouTube late Monday, The politician has been heard mocking Faroukhi for his “third-rate comedy” and that he targets the Hindu gods Rama and Sita. The video, which was originally made available to the public, has now been blocked by YouTube. ThePrint has a version of the video.

“he [Faruqui] Roaming the country, doing third-rate comedy, targeting Hindu gods Ram and Sita… So, I watched his videos and thought this guy was targeting Hindu deities, let me see who he worships.So, I started researching who he isAkka’ (God) yes, who is’Gortopi Vallon (the man in the round hat) KaakOne’. I found a video of him saying a 53 year old man married a 6 year old girl. This is very wrong, isn’t it? ‘ Singh said in the video, alluding to the prophet.

“This Farooki’s Akka Married 14 times and had dozens of children… ‘Gortopi‘In our country, people who kill High Mata (Holy Cow), Threats to slit the throats of those who wear them Tirax on their foreheads. If they follow someone who has 14 marriages, they do the same. There are reasons for the country’s population growth, and this is one of them. They read a’Harry Kittab‘ (The Green Book) advises them to do so,” Singh added.

“The reason I made this video is because of him [Faruqui] Did a comedy to my Hindu god. So, I’m making this video and I’m on their “Akka‘, ‘gortopi valonka aka‘,” said Singh, who represents the Goshamahal constituency.

Dabel Pula police have registered The criminal case against Singh calls for immediate arrest of Singh for hurting their religious sentiments following a protest by activists and companies at the All India Muslim Parliament (AIMIM) at the office of Hyderabad police chief CV Anand.

Singh was also taken into preventive custody by police on Friday after he allegedly threatened to “burn down the venue where Farooge planned to perform the next day” and threatened to “beat” the comedian.

Despite strong protests and threats from the BJP, the show was successfully held with tight police security and support from the state government.

“I’m going to do everything I can to protect my community; I’m even ready to die. I’m going to upload the second part of the video,” Singh said Tuesday at the time of his arrest.

In a media interview following Singh’s arrest, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi compared Singh’s remarks to those of BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma, who was suspended in May.

“Why is the BJP doing this? It is now clear that the BJP hates Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. One can see the official BJP policy because no one can publish this without the consent or knowledge of the top party leader. Derogatory remarks,” he said.

“I strongly condemn… disturbing the country’s diversity and Muslims has become the official policy of the BJP. They don’t care about the country’s social fabric,” he added.

Owaisi further said that one of his MLAs, Ahmed Balala, had lodged a complaint with the police and asked them to “tape Singh” and obtain a “Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report” , to match it with the voice in the courtroom. video.

“We are all celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, our prime minister is giving a speech at the Red Fort and his MLA has made such derogatory remarks. Does the prime minister agree with this? If not, he has to react,” Owassi said .

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Telangana’s open invitation to Faruqui

Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao publicly invited comedians Faruqui and Kunal Kamra to perform in Hyderabad in December last year after their performance was cancelled in Bengaluru, with police citing chaos as the reason. KTR assured them that their show would not be canceled.

Singh claimed that the city’s police and the state’s ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government were ignoring Hindu sentiment by supporting Farooq.

The police have charged Singh under the following sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) – Section 295(a), Intentional and malicious act, intended to provoke the religious feelings of any class by insulting the religion or religious beliefs of any class; 153(a), To promote hostility among different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, place of residence, language, etc., and to engage in conduct detrimental to the maintenance of harmony; 505(2), To create or promote between classes Hostile, hateful, or malicious speech; and 506, Penalties for Criminal Intimidation.

In a separate incident, BJP MP and Telangana Party chairman Bandi Sanjay Kumar was also arrested on Tuesday after he called for a statewide protest against police brutality against BJP workers in protest against TRS MLC Kalvakuntla Kavitha.

The BJP alleges that Kavitha, also the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, played a role in the Delhi excise tax scam and that she acted as a “middleman” between the liquor mafia and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

(Edited by Zinnia Ray Chaudhuri)

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