FIRs against Hate Speeches Insincere: Popular Front

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The party’s chairman O M A Salam said the FIRs are intended to help the accused through a balancing act

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI – Popular Front of India Chairman O M A Salam termed the Delhi Police FIRs against hate speeches insincere. He said the FIRs are intended to help the accused through a balancing act.

He called it a failure of the police and government that both Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal are roaming scot free weeks after making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad and sparking an international outrage. This reflects on the fact that the BJP has no intention to take legal action against them.

It is to be noted here that the party (the BJP) threw its weight behind both its spokespersons right from the word go. It suspended or expelled them only after their blasphemous remarks threw up adverse consequences from inside and outside the country, especially the Gulf.

Now, reports are coming in that along with Sharma and Jindal, the Delhi Police have filed FIRs against 30 others, including Peace Party Leader Shadab Chauhan, AIMIM President Asaduddhin Owaisi, and Journalist Saba Naqvi. Instead of addressing the issue at hand i.e. the BJP’s national leaders’ remarks which hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims globally, these FIRs seek to equate the actions of the hate speakers with that of those who demand action against them.

Rather than reining in the hate speakers, the Popular Front noted that the intention behind the FIRs is to hush up the whole matter. It, therefore, warned the authorities that these kinds of balancing acts will only exacerbate the problem. Protests will continue until effective measures are taken against the culprits who not only hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims across the world but sullied the image of the country globally.

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