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MP: Police Arrest & Jail Muslim Youth who Posted Photo of Sadhu Purchasing Meat

29 Mar 2017
The Kotwali Police in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody. In a clear attack on freedom of expression, this Muslim youth from Jhabua who shared an image of a Sadhu buying meat was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday.

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Section 502 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) penalises “ Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter.—Whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”

 The selective use of hate speech, hate writing and ‘defamation’ under the BJP ruled states is evident given the fact that inciteful speeches by elected officials against he minorities have been completely ignored. However, Atik Afzal Khan, a BMHS practitioner, had shared the image on his Facebook page on Monday with the caption: “Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir (Ram buys green vegetable from Rahim’s shop, a rare photograph).

 The Kotwali Police booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody. Police constable Ramkumar Yadav said one Anil Hemraj Prajapati, 21, had lodged a complaint against Khan, a resident of Kailash Marg in Jhabua town.

·         A Muslim youth from Jhabua who shared an image of a sadhu buying meat was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday, March 29.
·         Atik Afzal Khan, a BMHS practitioner, had shared the image on his Facebook page on Monday with the caption: Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir (Ram buys green vegetable from Rahims shop, a rare photograph).
·         The Kotwali Police booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody.
·         Police constable Ramkumar Yadav said one Anil Hemraj Prajapati, 21, had lodged a complaint against Khan, a resident of Kailash Marg in Jhabua town.

MP: Police Arrest & Jail Muslim Youth who Posted Photo of Sadhu Purchasing Meat

The Kotwali Police in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody. In a clear attack on freedom of expression, this Muslim youth from Jhabua who shared an image of a Sadhu buying meat was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday.

freedom of expression


Section 502 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) penalises “ Sale of printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter.—Whoever sells or offers for sale any printed or engraved substance containing defamatory matter, knowing that it contains such matter, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”

 The selective use of hate speech, hate writing and ‘defamation’ under the BJP ruled states is evident given the fact that inciteful speeches by elected officials against he minorities have been completely ignored. However, Atik Afzal Khan, a BMHS practitioner, had shared the image on his Facebook page on Monday with the caption: “Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir (Ram buys green vegetable from Rahim’s shop, a rare photograph).

 The Kotwali Police booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody. Police constable Ramkumar Yadav said one Anil Hemraj Prajapati, 21, had lodged a complaint against Khan, a resident of Kailash Marg in Jhabua town.

·         A Muslim youth from Jhabua who shared an image of a sadhu buying meat was arrested and sent to jail on Tuesday, March 29.
·         Atik Afzal Khan, a BMHS practitioner, had shared the image on his Facebook page on Monday with the caption: Rahim Ki dukan se Ram hari sabjiya kharidate hue, ek durlabh tasvir (Ram buys green vegetable from Rahims shop, a rare photograph).
·         The Kotwali Police booked the private practitioner in his late twenties under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and produced him before a local court that sent him to judicial custody.
·         Police constable Ramkumar Yadav said one Anil Hemraj Prajapati, 21, had lodged a complaint against Khan, a resident of Kailash Marg in Jhabua town.

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