The case against Sharjeel Usmani was filed under IPC section 505 based on a complaint by a BJP leader, said a senior police official.
Activist Sharjeel Usmani has been accused of hurting ‘religious sentiments’ through a speech he delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave in January
In a tweet, state BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said the Elgar Parishad was creating divisions in society.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Pune police had booked Sharjeel Usmani under section 153 A for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups of people on the ground of religion.
Former AMU student Sharjeel Usmani has received backlash for his comments at last week's Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune.
Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act activist and Aligarh Muslim University student Sharjeel Usmani, who was released from jail last week after being granted bail by the Aligarh sessions court, says the movement will bloom again.
A health worker checks body temperature of a passenger as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Kunal Patil
A health worker checks body temperature of passengers as a precaution against the coronavirus, at Dadar Railway Station in Mumbai.PTI Photo/Kunal Patil
A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a door-to-door vaccination campaign in Morigaon district of Assam.PTI Photo
Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar lays wreath at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Newly appointed Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar pays tribute to martyrs at National War Memorial, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
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