Surgeon Arrested for Hate Message against Muslims

A surgeon in Nagpur has been arrested and had charges filed against him for tweeting against the Muslim community. Emboldened by the ongoing atmosphere of hate in the country, Dr Satish Sonar, an orthopedic surgeon in Nagpur, called for genocide of Indian Muslims. A tweet appearing on Dr Satish’s Twitter handle, On April 23, read: “Now since ,Radical, Islamist and anarchist journos and illegitimate Citizens are talking about so called Islamophobia and Genocide… So let’s begin it, prove them right. Wipe out the Bastards from the Map.” The police arrested the perpetrator after a complaint was raised by another individual.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence :Social Media
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Unknown Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :The police promptly charged and arrested the perpetrator after receiving a complaint by another individual. Current status Chargesheet filed
Charges Filed Sections 295(A), 505 (2), 294, 188 of the Indian Penal Code Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: April 23, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Muslims
    Name of Perpetrator Dr. Satish B. Sonar
    State Maharashtra
    District/City Nagpur
    Party In Power / Incidents SS - Shiv Sena
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