BJP MP Maneka Gandhi booked for hate speech

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi had alleged that a pregnant female elephant was fed a pineapple filled with crackers in Malapurram district and also claimed Malapurram to be the most violent district in the country without any valid source of information. This statement was targeted towards the Muslim majority district Malapurram but she quoted wrong facts as a way to create communal hatred. After detailed report on the investigation of the pregnant elephant it was revealed that it didn't die in Malapurram rather died in Palakkad district. Her speech has led to a huge communal uproar.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :on Twitter
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Sec 153, 153A, 120B IPC Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: June 03, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Muslims in Malapurram
    Name of Perpetrator Maneka Gandhi
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Pilibhit
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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