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Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech during LS poll campaign

Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech during LS poll campaign

India Blooms News Service | 10 Sep 2014, 11:55 pm
New Delhi, Sept 10 (IBNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was on Wednesday chargesheeted by the Muzaffarnagar police for making an alleged hate speech during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The chargesheet has been filed in a Muzaffarnagar court in Uttar Pradesh where Shah has been charged for allegedly seeking votes on the grounds of religion, race, caste and community.
 
He has been charged under various sections of IPC, including 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth etc), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class) and 505 (false statement, rumour, etc circulated with intent to cause mutiny or offence against the public peace), and Section 123-3 of Representation of People Act (making an appeal to vote on the grounds of religion amounting to corrupt practice), reports said.
 
Triggering a controversy, Shah in April this year, had urged people to take their revenge by voting for his party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
 
Addressing a rally at a riot-hit Jat village near Muzaffarnagar, Shah said, "If you want to take revenge, vote for the BJP."
 
"In today's time you can't take revenge with swords and arrows like it was done in the Mughal era. But today the people are constantly being denied justice ... they are not getting their rights. So, you press the right button (on the Electronic Voting Machine) and show people their right place," he said.
 
Earlier, a First Information Report (FIR) was lodged against him for the alleged hate speech.

Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech during LS poll campaign

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