CPI(M) politburo member Subhashni Ali wrote to UP DGP seeking his intervention in the matter and take appropriate action
Waquar Hasan | Clarion India
NEW DELHI – Meerut Police did not make it clear so far as to what action they have taken against Hindutva leader Swami Anand Swaroop for abusing Islam and calling for economic boycott of Muslim last Week.
The inflammatory speech given by Swaroop at a Hindu Pnachayat at Chaudhry Charan Singh University on January 10 had drawn a lot of outrage on social media. In response to demand for action against him, Meerut Police had tweeted on January 12 that the cyber cell has been directed to take action in this regard.
On Wednesday, Clarion India contacted Meerut SSP Ajay Kumar Sahni to know about what action they have taken in this regard. Sahni heard the question and disconnected the phone call without saying anything on this issue.
Earlier, when reporters from other news outlets had sought his response, Sahni had not responded.
The video surfaced on social media shows Swaroop abusing Islam and Muslim.
“One who reads the Quran becomes a beast, they are no longer human. For those who wish to remain connected to India, they must give up the Quran and namaz. If we start boycotting Muslims socially and economically, they will embrace Hinduism,” he said.
Swaroop further said “We want an army of one crore Hindu youth. We don’t need swayamsevak, we need a swayam-sena now. Pick up swords, guns or whatever you have, war has been declared and it will go on till we have a Hindu rashtra.”
On January 14, CPI(M) politburo member Subhashni Ali wrote to UP DGP against the hate speech of Swaroop and also pointed out that no action has been taken against him for his inflammatory speeches.
“I would like to state that, as you know, the Constitution of India is a secular one and all citizens are entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to profess and practice their religions. It is, therefore, completely in contravention of these Constitutional provisions for anyone to encourage any group of people to coerce members of a community into changing their religion,” she said.
She further said “Prima facie, ‘Swami Anand Swaroop must be charged under Section 153 (A) and Section 295 (A) and all other laws that prohibit ‘hate speech’ in our country”.
She also asked the DGP to “intervene in the matter and take appropriate action against Swaroop”. Otherwise, she will be taking recourse for whatever remedy the law provides.