FIR lodged against Sharjeel Usmani in Maharashtra ,over ‘objectionable, tweets

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New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered in Maharashtra’s Jalna district against Fraternity Movement Secretary Sharjeel Usmani for posting some ‘objectionable’ tweets, PTI reported citing an official.

The FIR was lodged on the grievance of Ambadas Ambhore, a member of right-wing Hindu Jagran Manch. In the complaint, he alleged that Usmani used disrespectful phrases for Lord Ram in some of his latest posts on Twitter and hurt religious sentiments.

The case can be transferred to the Jalna cyber division, an official said.Earlier this year, the Pune police had registered a case against Usmani under IPC Section section 153 (A) (promoting enmity between different groups on the ground faith, etc) over his speech made during the Elgar Parishad conclave held there on January 30.Usmani has fearlessly been calling out bigotry and religiously motivated violence on social media.

”A Hindu chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is most likely a terrorist,” he had stated following the lynching of Asif Khan by a group of Hindu extremists in Haryana. He has often called for de-radicalisation of Hindus in India

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