An FIR was Friday registered towards poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly inciting non secular emotions by evaluating Valmiki, who wrote Ramayana, with Taliban, police mentioned.
“FIR has been registered against Rana on complaint of one PL Bharti, who alleged that he hurt religious feelings by comparing Valmiki with Talilban,” a senior official mentioned.
The FIR was registered at Hazratganj police station beneath Sections 153A (Promoting enmity between totally different teams on floor of faith, race, hometown and many others.), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts meant to outrage non secular emotions of any class), 505(1)(B) (with intent to trigger, or which is prone to trigger, fear or alarm to the general public) and the SC/ST atrocities prevention act.
Bharti in his grievance alleged that Rana, in his assertion, damage emotions of Dalits by evaluating Talian with Valmiki and damage emotions of Hindus.
Rana whereas speaking to a channel had mentioned: “Valmiki became a God after he wrote the Ramayana, before that he was a dacoit. A person’s character can change. Similarly, the Taliban, for now, are terrorists but people and characters change.”
“When you talk about Valmiki, you will have to talk about his past. In your religion, you make anyone god. But he was a writer and he wrote the Ramayana, but we are not in competition here,” Rana had mentioned.
An FIR was registered towards the poet in November final 12 months at Hazratganj police station on comparable expenses for allegedly defending the killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad.