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Complaint filed against BJP's Kapil Mishra for controversial tweet against Muslim community

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 October 2019, 9:39 IST
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A complaint was filed against BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Monday for allegedly targeting Muslim community.

Mishra took to micro-blogging site twitter and mocked the community.


Mahmood Ahmed, a resident of Joga Bai Extension filed the complaint at the Jamia Nagar Police Station requesting to register an FIR under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code. He alleged that Mishra's tweet allegedly sought to "create enmity, hatred and communal violence".

"This is to bring to your notice that Mr Kapil Mishra, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Delhi, has on 28 October 2019 made inflammatory comments targeting the Muslim community through his Twitter handle: @KapilMishra_IND," the complaint read.

"This content is inflammatory, unacceptable and seeks to create enmity, hatred and communal violence. It is demeaning, degrading and obscene, will corrupt minds and seriously affect religious sentiments. It may lead to illogical and dangerous consequences," it said.

Mishra had tweeted in Hindi: 'Pollution kum karna hai to... yeh wale patakhe kum karo, Dilwali ke patakhe nahin ('If one wants to reduce pollution, these crackers must be reduced not the Diwali crackers"

He tweeted along with a picture in which few members of the Muslims community can be seen.


Mishra's tweet came as air pollution levels spiked across Delhi-NCR after Diwali. However, the BJP leader deleted the tweet later after drawing flak on social media.

-ANI

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First published: 29 October 2019, 9:39 IST
 
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