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'Balancing Act': Owaisi on FIR Against Him, Narsinghanand Over Hate Speech

The case has been registered against some people who are allegedly spreading "messages of hate."

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The Delhi Police has named AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Hindutva leader Yati Narasinghanand in a First Information Report (FIR) registered over alleged inflammatory remarks.

The police filed two FIRs over inflammatory remarks after social media analysis.

Tweeting an excerpt from the FIR, which named him and 30 others, Owaisi wrote, "This is the first FIR I've seen that's not specifying what the crime is." He also stated that he did not know which remarks of his attracted the FIR.

Expelled Delhi BJP media unit head Naveen Kumar Jindal and suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma are among those named in the two separate FIRs. While one FIR names Sharma, the other names Jindal, Owaisi, and others.
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The FIRs have been registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) unit of the Special Cell.

The saffron party had earlier taken action against Sharma and Kumar after several nations were angered by the derogatory comments they made against Prophet Muhammad.

Meanwhile, Thane's Bhiwandi City Police on Thursday summoned Naveen Jindal, asking him to appear before it on 15 June.

A case was registered against him at the Bhiwandi Police Station under IPC Section 295(A) (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings).

'Delhi Police Suffering From 'Balance-Waad,' Lacks Courage': Owaisi

In a long Twitter thread, Owaisi posted a series of comments regarding the case against him. "It appears that Delhi Police lacks the courage to pursue cases against Yati, Nupur Sharma & Naveen Jindal etc. This is why the delayed & weak response," he said.

"In fact Yati has violated his bail conditions repeatedly by inciting genocide against Muslims & insulting Islam 3. Delhi Police were probably trying to think of a way of registering an FIR against these people without offending Hindutvadi fanboys/girls," he wrote.

"In contrast, Muslim students, journalists, activists have been put in prison for l the crime of merely being Muslim," he alleged.

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"Delhi Police is suffering from 'both sideism' or 'balance-waad' syndromes. One side has openly insulted our Prophet while the other side has been named to assuage BJP supporters & make it look like there was hate speech on both sides."
Asaduddin Owaisi

"In my case, FIR isn’t even saying WHAT was offensive," he stated.

Who All Have Been Named in the FIRs?

Hindu Mahasabha office bearer Pooja Shakun Pandey is also among those named. Earlier, an FIR was filed in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh for her alleged controversial remarks against a particular community on Monday.

Maulana Mufti Nadeem from Rajasthan, Abdur Rehman, Anil Kumar Meena, Gulzar Ansari, Shadab Chauhan, the chief spokesperson of Peace Party, and journalist Saba Naqvi have also been named in the FIR.

The Delhi Police said on Wednesday that they have registered a case against some people who are allegedly spreading "messages of hate, inciting various groups and creating situations which is detrimental for the maintenance of public tranquility."

On Thursday, the police said that the two cases have been registered under Sections 153 (promoting enmity between different groups), 295 (deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class), and 505 (inducing to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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Meanwhile, 33 people were detained by the police after AIMIM workers staged protests against the booking of Owaisi at the Parliament Street in Delhi. An FIR has been registered under IPC section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), as per the police.

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