Hyderabad, Apr 17 (PTI) A case has been registered against an English TV news channel journalist for allegedly reposting an “offensive” post on Hindu Gods on social media and hurting sentiments of the community.
Police registered the case following a complaint from a practising advocate Karuna Sagar Kashimshetty last week.
In his complaint to police, Karuna Sagar said while he was browsing his twitter account, he saw a post and picture of Lord Ram and Sita by one Ahmed Shabbir, which he termed “offensive” targetting Hindu Gods.
He alleged that it was a a deliberate attempt to promote enmity besides hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
“The cartoon was offensive and hurt religious sentiments of Hindus,” the complainant said.
Following the complaint, a case under IPC section 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) has been registered against Shabbir, a senior police official said.
During the course of investigations, it was found that a woman journalist Swati V had originally drawn the cartoon, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Zone) M Ramesh said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Malakpet Division) K Narsing told PTI that based on outcome of further investigations, police would take a call if another case has to be registered against the woman journalist.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.