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Hindu religious leader booked for anti-Muslim remarks

April 04, 2021 08:57 IST

The Delhi Police registered a first information report against religious leader Narsinghanand on Saturday for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community on a complaint from Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan, officials said.


A grab from a video of the event uploaded on social media. Photograph: Courtesy Shri Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati Ji/Facebook

Khan uploaded a video on social media, in which he said he has submitted a complaint against Narsinghanand.

In a video circulating on social media, the religious leader is seen uttering blasphemous words against the Muslim community.

The video was purportedly shot during an event at the Press Club.

The police said they have registered a case in connection with the incident.

"Taking cognisance of a video circulating on social media of a conference that took place at the Press Club, a case under relevant sections has been registered at the Parliament Street police station and investigation taken up," a senior police officer said.

Khan said, "The appeal is to take strict action against this impudence. People like Narsinghanand are not fit to live in the society. These people are spoiling the atmosphere of the country."

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