Why did the UP Police register a case for inciting spiritual violence on Twitter?

The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a case towards microblogging platform Twitter, a information portal and 6 folks in reference to the dissemination of a video. Within the video, an aged Muslim man narrates his ordeal after he was allegedly attacked by some folks in Ghaziabad. The FIR on this case was registered on the idea of a criticism lodged by a neighborhood policeman on Tuesday evening at round 11:30 pm at Loni Border Police Station in Ghaziabad. It alleged that the video was shared with the intention of inciting communal unrest.

In a video clip that surfaced on social media on June 14, Abdul Shamad Saifi, an aged Muslim man, alleged that some youths thrashed him and requested him to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Nevertheless, the Ghaziabad police, who arrested six folks, together with Muslims, denied the communal angle of the case. He mentioned the accused had been sad with the ‘talisman’ that he bought them. The arrested youths have been recognized as Kallu and Adil. Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Pathak mentioned on Tuesday that apart from him, Poli, Arif, Mushahid and Parvesh Gurjar had been additionally concerned within the incident.

Afterward Tuesday, police registered an FIR towards Twitter, Twitter Communications India, information web site The Wire, journalists Mohammad Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congress politicians Salman Nizami, Muskoor Usmani, Dr Sama Mohammed and author Saba Naqvi for sharing the clip. . “These folks didn’t confirm the reality of the matter and shared it on-line from a communal angle with the intention of disturbing public peace and creating division amongst spiritual teams,” the FIR mentioned. Moreover, Twitter and Twitter Communications India additionally didn’t take any measures to take away their tweets.

FIR IPC Part 153 (incitement with intent to trigger riot), 153A (selling enmity between teams on grounds of faith, class and so forth.), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, with intent to outrage spiritual emotions) registered beneath.

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