Hate speech against Prophet and Tipu Sultan

fter allegedly making several inflammatory comments Prophet Mohammed and Tipu Sultan last week, in the run-up to the Karnataka state government’s celebrations of Tipu Jayanti, journalist Santosh Thammaiah has been arrested and booked under Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code. The editor of right-leaning magazine Aseema, Thammaiah, according to the complaint filed against him, had said: “It was because of the Prophet’s ideologies that Tipu Sultan carried out terrorist acts.” Thammaiah made the comments at an event organized by Hindutva group Pragnya Kaveri titled ‘Tipu Karaala Mukha Anaavarana’ (the exposure of Tipu’s dark side). He is editor of magazine ‘Aseema’

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Bengaluru
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory Current status Under investigation
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Date of incident: November 13, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech
  • Causal factors
  • Hurting religious sentiments
  • Name of the victim : Tipu Sultan
    Name of Perpetrator Santosh Thammaiah
    State Karnataka
    District/City Madikeri
    Party In Power / Incidents JDS - Janata Dal (Secular)
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