Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), September 9
The National spokesman of the Hindu Mahasabha, Ashok Pandey, has been booked by Aligarh police for terming Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) college students as ‘terrorists’ and calling the establishment ‘a seminary for terrorists’ in an interview.
Following a criticism lodged by the AMU authorities, the Civil Lines Police booked Pandey below Sections 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams on floor of faith), 153B (assertion prejudicial to nationwide integration) and 505(2) (statements creating or selling enmity, hatred or ill-will between lessons) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
According to the FIR, Pandey had additionally referred to as AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan a ‘traitor’ and the college as “an institution being a classroom of terrorists” throughout an interview to a information channel.
The AMU authorities within the criticism stated it may vitiate not solely the environment of the college but additionally spoil the communal concord within the metropolis.
“This statement was issued to hurt the sentiments of those who love AMU and a particular community in order to spread hatred between two communities,” stated the FIR.
AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai stated taking cognisance of a viral video on social media, police have registered a criticism towards Pandey.
“We have demanded that the video be removed from various social media platforms as it could create differences between two communities and strict action be taken against the accused,” the AMU spokesman added.
According to the AMU officers, Pandey’s controversial assertion comes after Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank praised the college and hailed its founder, lecturers and college students as ‘nationalists’ whereas inaugurating a college examination centre on-line in August.