Court seeks action report on Shinde's Hindu terror remark

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 01, 2013 16:30 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday asked the city police to file a report detailing the action taken on a complaint seeking registration of an FIR against union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his remarks linking the BJP and the RSS to "Hindu terrorism".

Metropolitan Magistrate Viplav Dabas directed police to file an action taken report by Feb 6 on a complaint filed by Right to Information (RTI) activist Vivek Garg seeking registration of FIR against Shinde for his remark against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

The complaint accused Shinde of making "imputations prejudicial to national integration, uttering words with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings of Hindus, defaming them, and insulting their religion and beliefs".

Garg said the remark was made for "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause religious riots".

"Shinde wilfully, maliciously and without any lawful right, with a malafide intention deliberately made derogatory statement against Hindus which were widely published in the newspapers and read by countless people across the world even on net," the complainant said.

Shinde had made the remarks at the Congress conclave in Jaipur last month.

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