Suspended BJP rep, a journalist in Delhi religious violence case

On Wednesday, the Delhi Police said it had filed a complaint against several individuals for allegedly distributing hate messages, agitating different groups, and creating circumstances jeopardising public order.

Naveen Kumar Jindal, the expelled head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit, Shadab Chauhan, the chief spokesperson of the Peace Party, journalist Saba Naqvi, Hindu Mahasabha office-bearer Pooja Shakun Pandey, Maulana Mufti Nadeem from Rajasthan, Abdur Rehman, Anil Kumar Meena, and Gulzar Ansari are among those named in the police case or FIR, according to the police.

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According to police, a second FIR was filed under identical provisions against banned BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and other social media users.

“The FIR is against several people from various faiths,” stated Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO) KPS Malhotra.

“The team will look into the actions of different social media organizations in spreading false and incorrect information to cause a disturbance in cyberspace and have consequences in physical space, therefore jeopardizing the country’s social fabric,” Mr Malhotra said.

Journalist Saba Naqvi has yet to issue an official statement; however, her most recent tweet (on June 7) said, “Will be off social media for a time.”