Gang Rape Owaisi Why No Action? Minority Community?
Update 11pm IST 8 January ’13.
Amidst high drama, MIM MLAAkbaruddin Owaisi, who is facing multiple cases for his alleged “ hate speech“, was on Tuesday arrested after medical tests in a government hospital here a day after his arrival from London.(times of india)
Arrested at last?
Update on 8 January 2013.
Akbaruddin Owaisi has returned from his Holiday jaunt and he has been taken to Government Hospital Hyderabad before his impending arrest for his ‘Hate Speech’
Police explain this step as he is a “representative of the people”
Has this courtesy been extended to others?
More the notoriety, more the Respect?
The despicable inaction by the central Government in delaying the holding of a Special Session of the Parliament in handling of the amendments to rape Act and its defiant refusal to take action against Akbaruddin Owaisi, who has been spewing venom against Hindus by inciting the Muslims ,exhorting them to kill Hindus, has one Common reason, a despicable one.
While the Delhi gang rape victim belongs to the Hindu(majority) community,Owaisi is from the Minority Muslim Community.
I am sure that the Government would have swung into action if the gang rape victim had been a Muslim and Owaisi had been a Hindu inciting Hindus.
The pseudo secularism is taking the country and the Society towards destruction.
What more the Governments expects?
More gang rapes and Hindus and Muslims killing each other?
In the case of Owaisi , what is the meaning of the Constitution of India, if he is allowed to go scot-free?
‘The Constitution of India does not provide for a state religion. Article 25(1) states, “Subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion”. Article 19 gives all citizens the right to freedom of speech and expression but subject to “reasonable restrictions” for preserving inter alia ”public order, decency or morality”. Article 28 prohibits any religious instruction in any educational institution wholly maintained out of state funds. Article 51A(h) imposes on every citizen the duty to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
Laws restricting the freedom of expression
India prohibits hate speech by several sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and by other laws which put limitations on the freedom of expression. Section 95 of the Code of Criminal Procedure gives the government the right to declare certain publications “forfeited” if the “publication … appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under Section 124A or Section 153A or Section 153B or Section 292 or Section 293 or Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code”.
Section 153A of the penal code says, inter alia:
- Whoever (a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or (b) commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, . . . shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
Enacted in 1927, section 295A says:
- Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of [citizens of India], [by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.[
- “Hyderabad, Jan 1: The man who filed a case against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi in connection with the latter’s Dec 24 hate speech today urged people to approach the courts with more such petitions. Since K Karunasagar received three death threats on the night of Dec 28, he has already appealed for security. The Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission has directed the Hyderabad Police Commissioner to enquire into the matter and submit a report by Jan 17. Karunasagar isn’t the only one to be offended by Owaisi’s utterances. Yesterday, the BJP asked the Congress-led government in the state to book the MIM leader as he has made several provocative speeches of late. State BJP president Kishan Reddy pointed out that the government could ask the Election Commission to de-recognise MIM and also get the membership of Owaisi, MLA representing the Chandrayan Gutta constituency, annulled by the Assembly Speaker. Meanwhile, group of eminent citizens demanded that Owaisi be prosecuted for inciting violence. Stressing that his statements can “divide society, vitiate peace and lead to conflicts and riots”, film maker Mahesh Bhatt, social activist Swami Agnivesh, Hamid Mohammad Khan, Irfan Engineer, Mazher Hussain, Ram Punyani, M Mandal, Dr Asghar Ali Engineer and Sandeep Panday called for “exemplary action in the matter to ensure that such intolerable acts are never repeated again, anywhere by anyone and secure peace and harmony in the country.” Owaisi had been particularly belligerent while addressing MIM supporters at Nirmal town in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh on Dec 24, 2012. He said: “If the police are removed for just 15 minutes, 25 crore Muslims in the country will show they are mightier than 100 crore Hindus. http://news.oneindia.in/2013/01/01/petitioner-seeks-more-plaints-against-akbaruddin-owaisi-1123638.html