Can you be arrested for comparing a place to Pakistan? It happened to this Muslim cleric - News Summed Up

Can you be arrested for comparing a place to Pakistan? It happened to this Muslim cleric


Highlights 1 Abdul Hameed Khairati said the neighbourhood of Ganesh Peth looked like Pakistan2 He later apologised and sought to explain his comment3 He was booked under IPC Section 153AA Muslim cleric who was seen comparing a Hubballi neighbourhood to Pakistan in a viral video, was arrested and sent to judicial custody for 14 days. At an Eid-Milad event, Abdul Hameed Khairati was filmed saying that this neighbourhood - Ganesh Peth - looked like Pakistan, reports said. There were calls for action against the cleric, and "several BJP activists and Hindu leaders" said he should be taken into custody, the Kannada newspaper Vijaya Karnataka reported. In an apology, Khairati said what he really wanted to communicate was that Muslims in Ganesh Peth celebrated Eid-Milad "more enthusiastically than Pakistan, but wrongly made the statement likening Ganesh Peth to Pakistan," the report added. ALSO WATCH | India responds to Pak PM at UNGA, says it has become terroristan


Source: India Today December 07, 2017 04:39 UTC


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