Shiv Sena leader booked for hate speech

A Shiv Sena (Punjab) leader was booked for giving a provocative speech against those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. “He made a speech in Facebook video advocating violence. Users commenting on the video were also spreading hate. There was a danger that his speech could hurt to communal harmony of state,” said DSP Jandiala Gurinderbir Singh. He added “Soori was protected by 12 policemen from Amritsar City Police and nine police men from Amritsar (Rural) Police. We have registered case against him and sent him to jail.” Soori had deleted his video before being caught.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Social Media
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

Perpetrator has been booked under Section 295(a) for hurting religious sentiments. The FIR was filed at Jandiala Guru Police Station under the Amritsar (Rural) Police. Currently housed at Pathankot Jail.

Investigating agency Amritsar (Rural) Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :Filed FIR and arrested perpetrator. Current status
Charges Filed Other details
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Date of incident: April 04, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Sudhir Kumar Soori
    State Punjab
    District/City Amritsar
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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