A case of hurting religious sentiments was registered on the English magazine “The Week” in Kanpur. Case registered for hurting religious sentiments on English magazine The Week in Kanpur

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Highlights

  • FIR against English magazine for hurting religious sentiments
  • Former state vice president of BJP filed a case
  • Hundreds of Bajrang Dal workers demonstrated in Kanpur

FIR On Magazine: The Uttar Pradesh Police in Kanpur has registered an FIR against English magazine “The Week” for publishing derogatory images of Hindu deities and hurting religious sentiments of Hindus. This FIR has been registered on the complaint of Prakash Sharma, former state vice president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sharma has accused the editor and administrative management of the magazine of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. Enraged over deliberate insults to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali, hundreds of Bajrang Dal activists burnt copies of the magazine at Bada Chauraha in the city on Friday, demanding strict action against the magazine’s editor and others.

Case filed against magazine and its editor

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Pramod Kumar has confirmed that a criminal case has been registered under section 295A of IPC. The Investigating Officer has been directed to properly investigate these allegations and take action accordingly. Sharma said that the magazine has published objectionable photos of Lord Shiva and Maa Kali and deliberately hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus, especially the devotees of Lord Shiva and Maa Kali. He said that the editor and others responsible for this objectionable act should be dealt with strictly.

Sharma said that an objectionable article has been published in the magazine on pages 62 and 63 in which indecent pictures of Lord Shiva and Maa Kali were printed. This has hurt their religious sentiments. He demanded a ban on this magazine. Sharma said this is not the first time someone has published an objectionable picture of Hindu deities or made fun of them, but it has become a trend.

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