Police has booked Waseem Rizvi for allegedly making hate statement over nation television channels, the Siasat Daily reported.
The case has been filed by the Charminar police in Hyderabad against the UP Shia Central Waqf Board ex-chairperson, Rizvi. A FIR under IPC sections 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) has been issued against Rizvi and investigation is underway.
Prior to this a delegation of Muslim leaders, scholars and representatives of various Islamic institutions on Saturday filed a complaint against Rizvi for allegedly disrespecting the Holy Quran and spreading hate through National TV Channels.
A group of religious leaders and Scholars comprising Akabar Nizamuddin, Mufti Khaleel Ahmed of the famous Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia, Moulana Qubool Pasha Shuttari President of Hilal Committee and Ulema –E-Deccan, AIMIM Yakutpura legislator Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri and Shia leader Syed Nisar Hussain Hyder Agha made a representation with the police Commissioner.
Several political and religious leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the actions of Rizvi and demanded police action against him. The BJP’s J-K unit has also filed a criminal complaint against Rizvi in Srinagar on Saturday.(KW)