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BJP Chief Arrested For Feedback On Prophet 4 Days After Kanpur Clashes

Harshit Srivastava is an workplace bearer of the BJP Youth Wing.

A BJP chief was arrested in the present day for derogatory feedback on Prophet Muhammad, 4 days after the violence that erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. Harshit Srivastava, an workplace bearer of the BJP Youth Wing, was attempting to spoil the environment via his objectionable posts, police mentioned.

“We are going to act towards anybody who tries to play with spiritual sentiments,” mentioned Kanpur Police Commissioner Vijay Meena.

Violence broke out in elements of Kanpur after Friday prayers as members of two teams clashed and threw stones at one another over a name to close down markets in protest towards BJP chief Nupur Sharma for her feedback towards Prophet Muhammad throughout a TV debate on the Gyanvapi mosque difficulty.

The BJP had on Sunday suspended Ms Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Jindal for his or her remarks on the Prophet. The remarks had drawn large backlash from around the globe with 16 international locations condemning the controversial feedback.

On Monday, the Kanpur police had launched posters with 40 photos of individuals allegedly concerned within the violence. Police are mentioned to have gathered photos of the alleged accused via a number of movies of the incident, together with these captured on CCTV and cellphones.

Over 50 folks, together with key accused Zafar Hayat, have been arrested up to now and a case filed towards over 1,500 named and unnamed folks in reference to the violence that left greater than 40 injured.


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