Journalist Saba Naqvi Among Others Booked By Delhi Police On Case Of Religious Remark

Prophet Remark Row: On Wednesday Naveen Jindal, Saba Naqvi, and Nupur Sharma were booked over religious comments on social media.

New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson and journalist Saba Naqvi, earlier on Wednesday were among others booked by the Delhi Police on account of hate remarks on social media.

The Delhi Police, on the 8th of June, stated that Saba Naqvi suspended head of the party’s Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal, cleric Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Hindu Mahasabha leader Pooja Shakun Pandey and Shabab Chauhan speaker of the Peace Party, Shadab Chauhan, Anil Kumar Meena, Gulzar Ansari were among whom two first investigation reports were filed on account of unpleasant remarks.

Outrageous comments made over Prophet Muhammad by Naqvi earlier this week found international reception in the form of diplomatic statements from around the globe expressing utmost distaste. Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are among a few nations who have strongly condemned the remarks made.

“The unit will investigate the roles of various social media entities in promoting false and wrong information with an intention to create unrest on the cyber space and that have ramifications on the physical space thereby compromising with the social fabric of the country”, commented Mr. Malhotra of the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation Unit earlier this Wednesday. The unit is currently investigating several individuals and organisations on account of comments aimed at spreading religious hate and violence online.

The Times of India reported that the Delhi Police will issue summons to the accused individuals to join the investigation. Bharatiya Janata Party this week has expelled Naqvi and Jindal on account of their controversial remarks on Twitter.

Naqvi this Tuesday on Twitter remarked “Also, Will be off social media for a bit”.

As the dispute trends internationally, garnering more attention, Naqvi is  yet to make an official statement.

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