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Disparaging remarks against Prophet Muhammad: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan booked for threatening Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

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NEW DELHI–Trouble is mounting for AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan after Delhi Police registered a case against him for allegedly threatening Dasna temple priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Khan now in a deleted tweet had called for beheading or cutting Saraswati tongue off for disparaging comments against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) during a press conference at the Press Club of India.

Later, the MLA from Okhla had lodged a complaint at Jamia Nagar police station against Saraswati for “hurting religious sentiments”.

AAP MLA said they have faith in the Constitution and the law and they hope an FIR will be registered against Saraswati and he will be sent to jail. 

“We appeal to Delhi police to register a case against this uncouth and uncivil man. We demand strict action against this man. He does not deserve to live in society. People like him are hell-bent to vitiate the atmosphere in the country. They should not let him go scot-free,” Khan tweeted.

In his complaint, Khan had said there are uncouth words that are below the standards of being repeated. “It is needless to say that such statements for cheap publicity and personal gain hurt the sentiments of Muslims at large. Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati with all his knowledge and intention has hurt religious sentiments of the Muslim community not only in India but all over the world,” he wrote in his complaint.

On Saturday, police had taken suo motu cognizance and lodged an FIR against Saraswati at Parliament Street police station for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Soon after Khan’s tweet about beheading went viral, Delhi Police registered an FIR against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly threatening Dasna temple’s head priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Additional DCP (New Delhi) Vikas Kumar said they have registered an FIR under IPC sections 153-A and 506 against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan at Parliament Street police station”

On April 4, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra also filed a complaint against Khan for his inflammatory tweets against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

In his complaint, Mishra mentioned that Khan’s tweet on April 3 was absolute incitement to religious and communal hatred in the nation, which has become a considerable concern in India after his 

“His words can be a part of the real and growing threat to the survival of the nation which can lead to the alarming situation of clashes and riots In India.” Mishra added that Khan’s intent was to create disharmony between communities. He is carrying malafide intention against Hindus and our Hindu Sadhus, which is transparent by his post. In his post, he is absolutely in his personal capacity abetting the murder of our Hindu Sadhu Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati by a particular community,” he said.

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