Police in Kolar in Karnataka have registered a case in opposition to Keshav Murthy, state convener of an outfit known as Hindu Jagaran Vedike, and others for making allegedly derogatory statements in opposition to the Quran and Muslims.
The criticism was lodged by Zameer Ahamad, president of the organisation Anjuman-e-Islamia.
In a speech on July 1 — when some Hindu activists have been protesting the killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur, Rajasthan — Keshav Murthy mentioned, “The Quran says kill folks. So, do not you suppose those that learn the Quran will comply with the identical? Those that learn the Quran are terrorists.”
The case in opposition to Keshav Murthy has been registered underneath Indian Penal Code sections 153A (selling enmity between teams), 153B (provocation with intent to trigger a riot) and 295A (outraging non secular emotions), amongst others.