Impartial legislators MP Navneet Rana and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana — arrested after they tried to recite Hanuman Chalisa outdoors Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s home — advised IHNS as we speak that that that they had determined to recite the verses as “Maharashtra is in nice hazard”. The arrest got here amid the row over using loudspeakers throughout Azan and the state authorities had alleged that the Ranas had been making an attempt to incite the individuals and fan the controversy on the behest of the BJP.
Instructed that she has been accused of politicising Hanuman Chalisa, Ms Rana advised IHNS, “Hanuman Chalisa and Sankatmochan (one other title for Lord Hanuman) are remembered every time there may be nice hazard. As we speak I believe Maharashtra is in nice hazard”.
Earlier as we speak, a Mumbai courtroom had despatched notices to the couple after the police demanded that their bail be scrapped. The police have claimed that the couple violated their bail circumstances by talking to the media in regards to the case forward of their go to to Delhi to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Ranas have stated their go to to Delhi is supposed to focus on the remedy they obtained in jail. Navneet Rana claimed that she was not allowed to get medical remedy even when it was suggested by the physician.
Speaking of their days in jail and the “ill-treatment of a lady”, Ravi Rana stated, “Had Balasaheb Thackeray been there, this is able to by no means have occurred. However there may be Uddhav Thackeray… who’s fearful of a lady”.
Uddhav Thackeray, the Ranas stated, have come to energy utilizing the title of Prime Ministe Narendra Modi. “After getting the votes he backstabbed the BJP. And he backstabbed Balasaheb too,” stated Mr Rana. “Allow them to attempt to come to energy in their very own title. The Ram bhakts and Hanuman Bhakts will present them,” added his spouse.
“The way in which we stayed in jail for 13-14 days and the best way a lady was handled… the best way we suffered as a result of orders of a Chief Minister, we’ve got introduced it earlier than the general public as is our proper beneath the structure,” Ravi Rana stated, denying they’ve breached the order of the courtroom.
Contending that the jail administration had admitted that they had been “beneath nice stress from the Chief Minister”, Mr Rana stated his spouse obtained “the type of remedy that was reserved for inmates beneath the British rule”.
“I advised Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla how I used to be ill-treated. That is my responsibility. I gave all the main points and on the twenty third, it might be positioned earlier than the committee of privileges,” Navneet Rana stated.
“I don’t suppose I ought to have been accused of any offense. You say I can’t point out the hanuman chalisa. How can that occur in a democratic nation… If I can’t battle for myself, how can I give anybody justice,” she added.
The Ranas face fees of sedition and selling enmity between teams by their statements. The Bombay Excessive Court docket has supported the state motion in opposition to the Ranas, saying it was “justified in its apprehension that it may create a law-and-order downside”.
“A declaration that an individual would recite non secular verses at one other particular person’s place or at a public place is a breach of the private liberty of the opposite particular person… With nice energy comes nice accountability (and) individuals in public life are anticipated to behave responsibly,” the judges stated.