Two complaints over Kejri retweet

Two police complaints have been filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over allegation of hurting religious sentiments by posting a cartoon over Jawaharlal Nehru University row on Twitter.

The cartoon shows Hanuman clad in saffron robes telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “Done sir, all attention is on JNU”.

The first complaint was filed by Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta with Mandir Marg police station. He has requested a case under section 295-A (acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“The cartoon was diverting the nation from its core issues, this is maliciously done with intent to hurt our religious sentiments,” Gupta wrote in the complaint.

Another complaint was filed by social filmmaker Ullhas PR. He approached New Ashok Nagar police station in east Delhi. He had also filed similar complaints last year after Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan joined the debate over ‘rising intolerance’ in India and the release of Khan’s film PK.

“Such incidents could be provocation to a particular religion and a Chief Minister of Delhi should keep the sentiments of every religion before resorting to such acts,” Ullhas wrote in his complaint.

Ullhas has not sought an FIR registration but a clarification by Kejriwal.

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