Muzaffarpur [Bihar] | Congress President Rahul Gandhi gets a defamation case filed against him for allegedly tarnishing and lowering the image of the country.
Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed the complaint in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Hari Prasad. The date of the hearing is fixed for September 4.
The complaint stated, “Rahul Gandhi had Justified terrorism and explained the emergence of Islamic State group due to increasing unemployment and likened it to that of India, which in reality is an insult to the country”.
During his visit to Berlin and Germany, Gandhi said that terrorism was on the rise due to the rise in the unemployment rate in India. He also held Indian culture responsible for violence against women.
“The Congress Chief had tarnished and lowered the country’s image internationally. These statements were made with an attempt to create tensions,” said advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha.
He filed the criminal complaint case against Rahul Gandhi under various sections of IPC including 153B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 500 (defamation) and 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).
The remarks have led to protest against Rahul Gandhi. Hearing awaits till September 4 for a statement to be released next.