The Hyderabad Police Tuesday registered a case against BJP MLA T Raja Singh for his provocative remarks made during a rally organised by him on the occasion of Ram Navami.
On Sunday, Raja Singh said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will now use a bulldozer to clean the country and “turn it into a Hindu Rashtra very soon.”
Singh led the main procession from Sitarambagh.
Taking suo motu cognisance of the matter, the Shah Inayat Gunj Police invoked Sections 153A – promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, 295A – deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings, 504 and 505 – intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace.
A video of the Hindu nationalist MLA dancing and singing ‘Jo Ram ka naam na le usko, Bharat se bhagana hein (He who doesn’t take Ram’s name, have to drive him out of the country)’ has also gone viral on social media.
“The speech and the song, while addressing a gathering at Begumbazar Chatri, had unparliamentary words and contents that could likely create enmity between different religious communities,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Goshamahal) R Satish Kumar told Indian Express.
On the other hand, Sultan Bazar police also booked cases for violating conditions of permission issued for the celebrations against Raja Singh.
Anti-Muslim violence were reported in at least eight states in India on Sunday as Hindutva outfits carried out rallies to celebrate Ram Navami.
A pattern is formed as sequences of events across India looked similar, on the same evening. At least one death was reported in Gujarat although the death toll is feared to rise in the following hours.