LUCKNOW: An FIR has been registered towards Urdu poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly defending the current killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad, police mentioned on Monday.
The case has been lodged towards Rana on the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow underneath varied Indian Penal Code sections, together with 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith and doing acts prejudicial to upkeep of concord), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts supposed to outrage non secular emotions), an officer mentioned.
The poet has additionally been booked underneath IPC Part 505 (statements conducing public mischief) and Part 66 of the Data Know-how Act, the officer mentioned.
In a purported video clip of an interview to a information channel that went viral on social media, Rana may be heard saying: “If any individual makes such a nasty cartoon of my father or mom, then I’ll kill him.
” When particularly requested if he’s supporting all the incident, he mentioned: “I’ll kill him.” Rana’s feedback got here after three individuals have been killed in a knife assault at a church in Good final week.
A number of weeks in the past, an assailant decapitated a French center faculty trainer who confirmed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad for a category on free speech.
Police have lodged the FIR taking cognisance of the interview and a probe is on, the officer mentioned.