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.
Days after Maneka Gandhi severs tainted Mumbai arm of her organisation PFA, extortionist associated with the organisation is arrested.
Extortionist arrested for allegedly harassing a pet owner from Thane.
Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 18th May 2022
An FIR was registered against Lata Parmar, president of PFA’s Mumbai Unit and her team members on April 14 for allegedly forging a document and using the stamps of Sion police on the letterhead of PFA while taking custody of a Dalmatian from a Thane resident.
Ravi Vikram Bhatnagar, an animal activist alerted the police about the forged document and said that two more accused were yet to be arrested and that these people were using Maneka Gandhi’s name and extorting people.
Maneka Gandhi is the founder of People For Animals and is currently the chairperson of this organisation. Whilst serving India as a political member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), she founded India’s largest organisation for animal rights and welfare, People For Animals.
Following this complaint she tweeted a post that read-
“***IMPORTANT*** A decision has been taken to dissolve the People For Animals, Mumbai Unit-1. As on 15.04.2022, the PFA Mumbai Unit 1 ceases to exist.”
Days after Maneka Gandhi severed ties with the Mumbai Unit 1 of her non-profit People for Animals (PFA) over allegations of extortion, a woman, Bimlesh Navani, associated with the organisation was arrested for allegedly harassing a pet owner from Thane. As per the FIR, a few PFA members visited a site of Vedant Construction on Ghodbunder Road, Thane, on March 3. They found a Dalmatia dog and told its owner Akshay Zade that they were taking the canine and Zade could get it back after showing the necessary documents. The same day, Bhatnagar, who is a friend of Zade, came across a photo of the dog on social media. He found something was off in the documents uploaded along with the picture of the dog and alerted the cops. The Sion police have also booked Lata Parmar, president of PFA’s Mumbai Unit 1, in the case. Another accused, Mohit Chawre, has got anticipatory bail.
An animal lover, who runs NGO, Salim Charania and had filed a writ petition in the high court against Parmar for misusing her power as president and filied 55 false complaints against him at various police stations. He said, “In 2020, the raid was conducted at my house in Vasai where I kept stray dogs for allegedly breeding dogs and selling them. However, the police did not find anything against me. Parmar targeted me as my NGO was working in the market. She used to call the police and Maneka Gandhi to complain against me. VVMC doctors also gave me a clean chit.’’
Simalar cases involving Parmar misusing her power under the name of the organisation and Maneka Gandhi were seen.
An Assistant doctor Kuldeep Mukane, also victim, spoke about how in January, a month after performing a surgery on a cat the owner came to us complaining that the cat had an infection. At that time, Lata Parmar had demanded Rs 1 lakh from them to not register a complaint. She also approached Gandhi and got Anchole police station to file a case against them.
Similarly Dr Dattatray Bhausaheb Raje’s clinic in Kalyan was shut down after Lata Parmar and her team in December 2021 informed Tilak Nagar police station that they was running a racket of breeding dogs at my clinic. They even got Maneka Gandhi and BMC officers involved. The civic body shut down his clinic.
PFA claims to be India’s largest animal welfare group with 26 hospitals, 165 units, 60 mobile units and 2.5 lakh members. Its stated aim is to open an animal welfare centre in every district in the country. It runs animal shelters, provides ambulance services for animals, sterilisation, rehabilitation of sick/needy animals, treatment, disaster rescue for animals. It lobbies for animal issues on different levels like education, sensitisation and legislation.
Beware of a new kind of extortion: Maneka Gandhi led NGO’s Mumbai President booked for accusing innocent pet owners to extort money
Vishwa Thacker – Mumbai Uncensored, 7th May 2022
In a recent case in Mumbai, a new breed of criminals trying to extort money from genuine pet parents has surfaced. Three activists of an organisation led by Maneka Gandhi, the city’s topmost NGO for animals, People for Animals, have been booked by the police.
A case of a Dalmation breed dog led to the arrest of three activists including the president of the organisation Lata Parmar along with Mohit Chawre and Bimlesh Navani. Lata Parmar has already been booked twice in cases of extortion and deterring a public servant from carrying out his duties.
However, MP Maneka Gandhi has denied the accusations of her organisation or Lata Parmar being involved in any such crimes. She added that Parmar has always shown extraordinary efforts to save animals in her career. She further accused that his case was nothing but a way of defaming their organisation.
In the case of the Dalmation, the accused allegedly went to a construction site on March 3 and threatened an employee Bindu Kumar Singh who further called the dog owner, Akshay Zade. They told Zade that they were taking the dog and he would get it back only after showing the essential documents.
They then threatened him and forced him to sign a paper that read that he has given his dog up to the organisation because he is not in the right state to take care of his dog. Allegedly, the accused forged his signature when he refused. When Zade narrated the incident, the police booked the members under sections 384, 420, 465, 468, 500, 34 and 47 of the IPC.
DCP Vijay Patil said, “We have registered an offence against the accused and she was called for an inquiry. The investigation is underway. We decide on the course of action depending on the findings.”
Principal Tells the Girls to ‘forget it’ After Man Sexually Assaults Them.
In the New Delhi rape case justice is something that is very difficult to attain.
Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 5th May 2022
Civic body run schools have students up to grade 5. On April 30, after the school assembly, while the students were waiting for their teacher inside the class an unknown man allegedly entered the classroom in East Delhi and sexually assaulted two girls before undressing himself and urinating in front of the students.
The incident was confirmed by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal who demanded immediate investigation regarding the eight-year-old girls that were molested. “In an MCD run school in Bhajanpura area, two girl students sitting inside their class were molested by an unknown person. He went to their class and removed the clothes of the girls. He then removed his clothes and urinated in front of the class,” said Swati Maliwal.
An incident like this that occurred in the sacred temple of education, was not only nefarious and obscene but was also attempted to be covered up by the school administration. “When the girls briefed teachers and principal about the incident, they tried to hide it and asked girls to forget about it,”
Such an incident comes under the jurisdiction of the POCSO Act, where an action should be taken against the school principal and class teacher for not reporting the crime to the Delhi Police and attempting to conceal the same. The POCSO act is a comprehensive law enacted with the objective of protecting children from a slew of sexual offences while safeguarding the interests of the child at every stage of the judicial process by introducing a child-friendly mechanism for reporting.
According to Sanjay Sain, Northeast DCP, a special committee has been created to look into the problem. On the basis of the schoolgirls statements, a sketch of the suspect was created. Two suspects have also been identified based on this information. The police have filed a charge under the POCSO Act following a preliminary inquiry into the occurrence of the girls being stripped and naked. According to the DCP, it is a municipal school with no CCTV installed. However, CCTV footage from a nearby location is being examined in order to identify the suspect. Technical teams have been dispatched to help the police station’s officers.
The incident of sexual harassment inside the school premises is shocking. The heinous crime took place in broad daylight in the East Municipal Corporation school and instead of reporting it, the principal and teachers of the school tried to suppress the matter. These traditional differences in mindsets often hide the nature and extent of rape in society. Most rape stories do not come out due to tractors like shame to victims and the institutes concerned with reputation.
Politics10 months ago
Mumbai to get it’s first waste to energy plant at the Deonar dumping ground.
Tech10 months ago
30-year-old Sanjal Gavande from Maharashtra part of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin team
Politics10 months ago
Will Navjot Singh Sidhu apologise to CM Captain Amrinder Singh now after Congress has accepted all his demands?
Education3 months ago
Mumbai University decides for online exams, Autonomous Colleges Push for Offline Exams-Students Protest
Crime News3 weeks ago
Love Jihad: 23-year-old Shahjib Ansari booked for killing and dumping the body of 19-year-old ‘girlfriend’ Sonam Shukla in Malad creek
Health10 months ago
How one sector is the biggest cause of air pollution in Mumbai?
Mumbai Internal Security1 month ago
मालाड मालवणी, मुंबई : मशिदीच्या बाहेरुन जाताना रामनवमी यात्रेत ढोल वाजत असल्यामुळे तब्बल २५ जणांवर गुन्हे दाखल..
Business4 months ago
The Crypto Effect : Framework, challenges & The way forward