NCM writes to EC over `communal` remarks by AAP`s Kumar Vishwas
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 23:52
  
New Delhi: Demanding action against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly hurting religious feelings, National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has written to Election Commission and Delhi Police seeking their intervention in the matter.

Acting on a complaint filed by a Delhi-based lawyer, NCM member Farida Abdulla Khan has asked EC to take action against Vishwas.

Moreover, NCM chairperson Wajahat Habibullah has called upon police to "consider appropriate action under the law".

The lawyer, who has sent a video clipping to NCM backing his charges, has alleged that Vishwas had made statements ridiculing Shia Muslim traditions.

In her letter to EC, Khan said, "The remarks ridicule the time-honoured tradition observed during Muharram by Muslims, especially Shias.

"We have seen the video sent to us and find the remarks extremely offensive and communal and the tone and the tenor derogatory and inappropriate," she told EC.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 23:52


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