Aashwin Shanker, Mumbai Uncensored, 6th July 2021:
As of late, nine people were arrested under Sections 153, 153A, 295A, 120B of the Indian Penal Code 1860, for spreading a bogus and doctored video where purportedly an older Muslim man was being thumped by couple of Hindus and had to recite Jai Shree Ram in the Loni area of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
One of those booked, Rana Ayyub asserted that the FIR and the judicial procedures that followed this doctored video were discretionary and intended with the purpose of smothering the ability to speak freely and articulation and to control the privileges of the columnists.
She set forth her cases in an Opinion article in The Washington Post on June 29 named ‘The Indian government continues to harass journalists. I’m facing jail over a tweet.”
Point out that a video having claims particularly ones that can spread mutual disharmony and upset the harmony between two communities which can have repercussions should be confirmed to discover reality in the matter and checked altogether prior to being spread and shared particularly in regions like Loni, such news can easily stir violence.
Journalists and writers these days appear to fail to remember that they can be held liable and are expected to take responsibility for the news they distribute and that they are not resistant if the news can cause viciousness and disrupt public harmony. They need to comprehend the way that getting out bogus words, particularly one that can spread disharmony among general society, is an offense and they can be expected to take responsibility.
No right is absolute, not even Freedom of Speech and Expression. The right to speak freely of discourse and articulation have special cases under Article 19(2).
Article 19(2) States : Nothing in sub clause (a) of clause ( 1 ) shall affect the operation of any existing law, or prevent the State from making any law, in so far as such law imposes reasonable restrictions on the exercise of the right conferred by the said sub clause in the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence.
In the present case, the video shared by Rana Ayyub not just can possibly upset public harmony but on the other hand is fit for prompting violence in the region.
Moreover, Rana Ayyub has concurred throughout the examination that she didn’t check the “realness” or reality in the video prior to having something very similar. This makes her responsible and liable for the video she distributed and consequently the FIR was enlisted under offenses under Sections 153, 153A, 295A, 120B of the Indian Penal Code 1860.
For a clearer image of the law, how about we examine the phrasings of the segments under which Rana Ayyub and other journalists have been booked.
Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code states- “Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot—if rioting be committed; if not committed.—Whoever malignantly, or wantonly by doing anything which is illegal, gives provocation to any person intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause the offence of rioting to be committed, shall, if the offence of rioting be committed in consequence of such provocation, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both; and if the offence of rioting be not committed, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.”
Similarly Section 153A of the Act prescribes that “Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.—(1) Whoever— (a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or (b) commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, [or]
(c) organizes any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, or participates in such activity intending to use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, against any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community and such activity for any reason whatsoever causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity amongst members of such religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community,] shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
(2) Offence committed in place of worship, etc.—Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (1) in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.”
Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code states “Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.—Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of 7 [citizens of India], 8 [by words, either spoken or written, or or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 9 [three years], or with fine, or with both”.
In the instant case, Rana Ayyub’s false tweet of a doctored video without looking at the truth of the matter or even enquiring about the same shows the intent of the alleged Journalist to spread disharmony and incite violence and feelings of hate between the two communities and this action is duly covered under Section 153 and Section 153A(a) and 153A (b) and Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code 1860.
Rana Ayyub is responsible and liable to investigation for her as the video and her posts have prompted the induction of viciousness and public disharmony in the district and both these fall under the exception of freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution.
On the off chance that she feels that she has not submitted an offense, she can deliver confirmation for the equivalent during the enquiry and will be allowed an opportunity to be heard in the preliminary as to the equivalent. Thus, rather than blaming the public authority for checking free discourse, she ought to rather investigate her activities which are in clear infringement of the Indian Penal Code and furthermore fall as special cases with the expectation of complimentary discourse.
Your opportunity closes where the other individual’s starts and individuals of the area of Loni reserve the option to life in a protected climate with nobility and the activities of Rana Ayyub plainly upset both wellbeing and poise of individuals of the locale as she has acted in a way that can possibly affect viciousness in the district.
Rana Ayyub should help the examination as opposed to charging the public authority and the law implementation offices. In a nation run by law and order, this is the least that can be anticipated from journalists, writers and columnists.
Another horrific incident of “Love Jihad”: 20-year-old stabbed to death by a screwdriver
Khushi Thawani, Mumbai Uncensored, 4.1.2023:
The occurrences of Hindu girls being murdered by Muslim men because they turned down their approaches appear to be unabated. The frequent cases of love jihad in 2022 have shocked the nation, murder of Shraddha Walkar, Rubika Paharia, Urvashi Vaishnav, Neelam Devi, Nidhi Gupta, Ankita Kumari and others are example of this. The police reported on December 27, 2022, that a Muslim guy named Shahbaz Khan allegedly killed a 20-year-old Hindu girl by stabbing her 51 times with a screwdriver after she refused to talk to him. This awful crime occurred in Chhattisgarh’s Korba District.
This terrible occurrence occurred on December 24, 2022, near the pump house colony of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), as per city superintendent of police (Korba) Vishwadipak Tripathi. “When the accused showed up at the house, the victim was by herself. He put a pillow over her mouth to block her screams and stabbed her 51 times with a screwdriver”, according to the police.
When he got home, the victim’s brother discovered her lying in a pool of blood. The official reported that the victim later passed away in the hospital.
Neelkusum Patra was recognized as the victim. Additionally, early investigations have shown that the victim and the accused, Shadab Khan, both from Jashpur District, were friends from past three years when the accused was a conductor of a passenger bus.
Khan eventually relocated to Gujarat’s Ahmedabad for employment, and the two kept in touch by phone, the official said. However, things took an unusual turn when she refused to speak to him and the accused started threatening her parents.
While the accused Shadab felt abandoned and assumed his prey’s relationship with another man, the victim Neelkusum ceased communicating with Shadab due to his inappropriate connections and interaction with other girls. The victim’s family claims that before, Shahbaz threatened Neelkusum with grave repercussions if she ended their connection.
Muslim man impersonated himself as a Hindu to defraud a minor Hindu girl: arrested in Satna
Khushi Thawani, Mumbai Uncensored, 30.12.22:
Once again, a case of Love Jihad has come to the fore in Satna. A couple was traveling in the train. On the information of VHP and Bajrang Dal, the railway police deboarded the couple from the train in Satna. The little girl was underage, hence was taken into police custody. Whereas, the family members of the girl were informed and called to Satna.
Satna City Kotwali Police and GRP had dropped the man and a minor girl traveling by Patna-Secunderabad Express at Satna station on Sunday night. Both are residents of Muzaffarpur. The young man is a Muslim, and he identified himself as Sahil Khan. However, he had extended their intimacy by introducing himself to her as ‘Bhavani Singh’.
According to Bajrang Dal post holder, Raj Bahadur Mishra, information regarding a young man riding in the train with a little girl was obtained. During the trip, there was a fight between the two. The passengers began to have suspicions that the young man and the young girl may not be of the same religion.
Over the phone, one of the passengers told a friend in Satna about this and through him the Bajrang Dal Karyakartas learned of the news. The GRP and City Kotwali police were notified by the Bajrangis. Many Bajrangi and VHP karyakartas also arrived at the station. The police, who climbed from both ends of the train as it approached Satna station’s platform number 1, immediately apprehended the young man and the young girl. They were both taken to the GRP post and questioned there. The young man is Muslim, and his real name is Sa .
According to the GRP, an investigation is being conducted.
“This is a case of ‘false identity’ for Love Jihad, and it has been observed that thousands of Hindu Girls are trapped by such men every year. The trapped girls are either converted to Islam after marriage, or they are either raped, or murdered if they refuse to convert” said Siddhant Mohite, Founder of Saffron Think Tank.
Superintendent of CGST accused for bribery: detained by CBI
Khushi Thawani, 20th December, 2022, Mumbai Uncensored:
Superintendent of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST), Anti-Evasion Unit, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, B. Someshwar has been detained by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with an alleged case of bribery on Monday.
According to a CBI official statement, a complaint was filed against the alleged, who is accused of asking the complainant for a payment of Rs 20 lakh in exchange for ending the inquiry against him and for not arresting him.
Following negotiations, the accused agreed to accept Rs. 10 lakh as bribe.
Inspections at the accused’s premises resulted in the discovery of damning documents and information about several movable and immovable assets. The detained employee was presented to the Special CBI Court in Thane, where he was ordered to remain in CBI custody until 20th December,2022