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Sharjeel Usmani might be arrested for Elgar Parishad speech from wherever he’s, says Maharashtra house minister – India News , Firstpost

Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, urging him to provide orders to authorities in his state to file an FIR towards Usmani

File picture of Sharjeel Usmani. Twitter @SharjeelUsmani

Mumbai: Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) pupil Sharjeel Usmani, accused of wounding spiritual sentiments together with his feedback finally week’s Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune, might be arrested from whichever state he’s in, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh stated on Wednesday.

He stated police have carried out a probe into the video clippings of the conclave, held on 30 January, and a case has been registered towards Usmani, an Uttar Pradesh resident, for his “offensive remarks”.

The Pune police on Tuesday registered a case towards Usmani, a former pupil chief of AMU, below IPC Section 153 (A) (selling enmity between completely different teams on the bottom faith, and so on), a senior official stated.

The Opposition BJP in Maharashtra had demanded motion towards Usmani, accusing him of “hurting religious sentiments” together with his speech on the occasion.

Deshmukh, in a tweet, stated, “Police have investigated the video clippings of the Elgar event held on 30th in Pune and a case has been registered against Sharjeel Usmani for his offensive remarks.”

“He is not currently in MH (Maharashtra) but we will arrest him from whichever state he is in be it Bihar, UP, Gujarat, or elsewhere,” the minister added.

Earlier, Pradip Gavade, an area chief of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the BJP’s youth wing, had filed a criticism towards Usmani on the Swargate police station in Pune, an official stated.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in search of his assist in arresting Usmani.

Patil, who made contents of the letter public, urged Adityanath to provide orders to authorities in his state to file an FIR towards the previous AMU pupil.

Patil, within the letter, additionally got here down closely on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the problem.

“Sharjeel Usmani, in his 30 January speech at Elgar Parishad in Pune, had allegedly hurt the sentiments of Hindus. We appeal to you (Adityanath) to give orders of filing an FIR and arresting him. He should face the strictest possible action. It should set an example in the country so that no one dares to use such words again in the future,” the previous state minister stated.

The state BJP chief stated Usmani is an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim University and a resident of Sidhari city in Azamgarh district.

Patil stated Usmanis’s speech was seditious in nature. “He made his speech with an intension to spread hatred. The use of such language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other constitutional institutions is not less than an act of sedition,” Patil stated.

“The 12.5 crore people of Maharashtra are convinced that Uddhav Thackeray’s government would not take any action against him as the incident took place five days back,” he stated.

Senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday demanded motion towards Usmani, alleging that he “insulted sentiments of the Hindu community”.

During the 30 January conclave, writer-activist Arundhati Roy, Justice (retd) BG Kolse Patil and former IPS officer SM Mushrif have been amongst those that addressed the gathering.

Three years in the past, a number of Left-leaning activists have been arrested by police for alleged Naxal hyperlinks following the 31 December, 2017, Elgar Parishad conclave and the caste violence at Pune’s Koregaon-Bhima warfare memorial the following day.

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