An FIR was filed on Tuesday against Sharjeel Usmani in Pune for his speech at Elgar Parishad conclave held just lately. The FIR was lodged underneath Part 153-A of the Indian Penal Code at the Swargate Police Station by the regional secretary of Bhartiya Yuva Janta Morcha, Pradip Haribhou Gawade.
Earlier in the day, senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis alleged that Usmani, an alumnus of the Aligarh Muslim College, had insulted sentiments of Hindus throughout his speech at the Elgar Parishad occasion and demanded strict motion against him.
Fadnavis, who’s the Chief of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting, additionally mentioned the state authorities, which is headed by the Shiv Sena and includes the NCP and Congress, did not register an FIR against Usmani regardless of the calls for made by the BJP.
Fadnavis mentioned, “In a video, Sharjeel Usmani is talking at the Elgar Parishad. Usmani allegedly insulted sentiments of the Hindu neighborhood. An individual comes in Maharashtra, insults sentiments, and returns to his dwelling state with out dealing with any authorized motion. If the state authorities fails to take any motion against him, then we are going to assume that the federal government is behind Usmani”.
The conclave was organised on Saturday and amongst those that participated in it included eminent novelist Arundhati Roy, former IPS officer SM Mushrif, former Bombay Excessive Court docket choose BG Kolse-Patil, and Usmani.
On Monday, House Minister Anil Deshmukh had mentioned the state authorities will study if any objectionable speeches have been made at conclave and can take motion accordingly.
Deshmukh mentioned, “We’ve got requested for movies of all of the speeches made at the Elgar Parishad. We must study if something objectionable was mentioned or not, and motion shall be taken accordingly.”
(With company inputs)