Case filed against Baba Ramdev for hate speech

Baba Ramdev had made disparaging comments against Muslims and Christians at Barmer, Rajasthan

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An FIR has been filed against Ramdev Baba for his hateful and instigating speech and for outraging religious sentiments during a meeting in Barmer Rajasthan. The FIR has been reportedly filed at Chauhatan police station in Barmer, at the instance of a local resident Pathai Khan.

At the meeting held on February 2, he had said that Muslims pray 5 times a day and commit whatever sin they want; he also said that Christians are only taught to go to Church and stand before Jesus to get atonement for their sins. He also implied that Muslims are obsessed with converting the whole world to Islam.

The entire transcript may be read here.

As per the SHO, Bhutaram, the case has been filed under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person).

Ramdev is known to make misogynistic comments too. In November last year, Ramdev had received a lot of criticism for making misogynistic remarks. Addressing a free Yoga training programme for women in Thane, Ramdev had blurted the following without batting an eyelid before the gathering, “Women look good in saris, they look great in salwar suits, and in my view, they look good even if they don’t wear anything.” The blatant statements spurred calls to “slap, kick and tonsure” Ramdev from various quarters in Maharashtra and other parts of India.


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