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BJP’s Hyderabad candidate booked for hurting religious sentiments

An FIR was registered against the BJP’s Hyderabad candidate K Madhavi Latha following a complaint that she hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community by gesturing to shoot an arrow towards a mosque.

A video of the incident was widely circulated on social media last week, sparking outrage.

The complaint alleged that Madhavi Latha made a gesture of drawing an arrow and shooting it at a mosque during a Ram Navami procession on 17 April, hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community.

The case was registered on 20 April under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code, PTI reported.

After the clip went viral, the Hindutva politician said in a post on X that it had come to her notice that an incomplete video of her was being circulated to create negativity.

The opposition claimed that a customary apology cannot undo the harm caused by the hate campaign of the BJP.

Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and the Hyderabad MP, commented on the video and claimed that the BJP was attempting to disrupt peace in the city, according to ANI.

He appealed, “The people of Telangana and Hyderabad have seen the BJP’s intentions.” “I ask people to consider what they are trying to accomplish and to cast their votes sensibly.”

Voters, according to Owaisi, will not put up with the BJP candidate’s “vulgar and provocative” behaviour.

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