CPI(M) leader booked for selling booklet regarding Article 370

Gwalior | Madhya Pradesh Police has booked a local CPI(M) leader for allegedly selling booklets about Article 370 which was recently revoked in Kashmir.

The booklet on the abrogation of Article 370 was being sold at a protest organised by the Muslim Adhikar Manch to demand the cleaning of a local pond on Tuesday.

A case under IPC section 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) has been registered on Wednesday against CITU leader Sheikh Ghani (64), Padav Police Station in-charge Prashant Yadav said.

The booklet was published by Bhopal-based Lokjatan Prakashan, he said.

“We stopped the sell of this booklet after the complaint,” Yadav added.

According to the officer, several parts of the booklet are objectionable.

This book is authored by CPI (MP) State Secretary Jaswinder Singh, who held a press conference here on Wednesday.

“We will fight against any action in this regard. Nothing is objectionable in this booklet, which I have also gifted to the states CM Kamal Nath ji, Digvijaya Singh ji (senior Congress leader),” he said.

“The book describes that why Article 370 is important for Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said, adding that so far 15,000 copies of the booklet have been sold in the state.

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