Plea In Excessive Court docket Seeks Removing Of Zafarul Islam Head As Delhi Minorities Fee Chairman

Plea In High Court Seeks Removal Of Zafarul Islam Khan As Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman

Delhi Minorities Fee chief Zafarul Islam has an FIR in opposition to him for his alleged seditious remarks

New Delhi:

A plea was filed within the Delhi Excessive Court docket at the moment in search of to take away Delhi Minorities Fee Chairman Zafarul-Islam Khan in opposition to whom an FIR has been lodged for his alleged seditious and hateful acts.

The PIL, which is prone to come up for listening to on Might 11, stated that on April 28, Khan printed a publish having seditious and hateful feedback by way of his official web page on the social media.

The plea, filed by retired financial institution official Subhash Chandra, stated that on Might 2, primarily based on a criticism, the Delhi Police Particular Cell has lodged an FIR in opposition to Mr Khan below Sections 124A and 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for the alleged offences of sedition and selling emotions of hatred between totally different teams on the grounds of faith, race, place of origin, residence and language.

“Regardless of registration of FIR, the respondent no.4 (Khan) declared on Might 3, that he nonetheless stands by his aforesaid incendiary feedback. He stated that it was ”erroneously” reported by sections of the media that he had deleted his tweet containing the crude remarks…. He stated that he stands by his phrases and convictions,” the plea, filed by way of advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, stated.

The petition alleged that it was evident from the general public publish on his Fb account that it was “provocative, deliberate and seditious, meant to trigger disharmony and create a rift within the society”.

“By making such a hateful assertion, the respondent no.4, who’s holding such a accountable publish, has endangered the unity and integrity of the nation, tried to tarnish the secular picture of India and unfold hatred amongst two communities. The assertion of khan is factually incorrect, derogatory and anti-national,” it claimed.

The plea sought route to the Delhi Minorities Fee, Delhi authorities and Lieutenant Governor to forthwith take away Mr Khan from the publish of Chairman of the Delhi Minorities Fee for his alleged seditious and hateful acts.

Earlier, one other plea was filed within the excessive court docket in search of lodging of an FIR in opposition to Mr Khan for his alleged “inflammatory and threatening statements in opposition to the Hindu neighborhood”. The plea can also be listed for listening to on Might 11.

The petition by Delhi resident Manoranjan Kumar has claimed that the fee’s chairman has posted statements on his Fb account through which he allegedly referred to the Hindu neighborhood as “Hindutva bigots”.

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