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Protests erupt in held Srinagar as Modi govt protects Hindutva supporter accused of blasphemy

By AFP
December 02, 2023

HELD SRINAGAR: The protest demonstrations have erupted in held Srinagar seeking the arrest of a Hindutva supporter Prathamesh Shinde who made blasphemous remarks against Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

A 20-year-old student from Maharashtra at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), had posted derogatory content on the social media which triggered protests.

Protests erupt in held Srinagar as Modi govt protects Hindutva supporter accused of blasphemy. —APP File
Protests erupt in held Srinagar as Modi govt protects Hindutva supporter accused of blasphemy. —APP File

The Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) Police has also booked the student but the Indian authorities are avoiding to arrest the accused. Instead of arresting the accused, the Indian police have sent him into hiding which shows discriminatory approach of the Narendra Modi regime towards the minorities.

The FIR registered at Nigeen Police Station in held Srinagar mentions that the student’s actions “have hurt the religious sentiments of a particular community with a potential to disrupt communal harmony and can create law and order situation within and outside the campus.”

As one of students sent the recording to the college administration, the accused student was asked to escape from the campus. Realising inaction by the authorities, the students gathered outside the gate to demand punishment against the accused.