Case Filed Against Bengali Poet Srijato Bandhopadhyay

Srijato Bandhopadhyay, a Bengali poet, uploaded a poem titled "Curse" onto his Facebook profile on 19th March 2017. It had references criticizing Hindutva and a member of Hindu Sanmati called Arnab Sarkar filed an FIR against him for hurting Hindu sentiments, referring to his use of the word "trishul" etc. The poem was posted the day Yogi Adityanath took oath in UP.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Online
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Celebrity / Social Activist
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0 :Siliguri Cyber Crime Police Station
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: March 21, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Other
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Srijato Bandhopadhyay
    Name of Perpetrator Arnab Sarkar
    State West Bengal
    District/City Kolkata
    Party In Power / Incidents AITC - All India Trinamool Congress
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