New Delhi: A city advocate has moved a Delhi
court seeking its direction to the police to register a
criminal case against Janata party chief Subramanian Swamy for
allegedly making anti-Muslim remarks in an article published
in an English daily recently.
Metropolitan Magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha fixed August
3 for hearing advocate Asghar Khan`s plea for registration of
a First Information Report (FIR) against Swamy for allegedly
creating communal disharmony.
Khan sought registration of the criminal case against
him alleging that by his anti-Muslim remarks, he promoted
strife and hatred between different communities.
"The statement made by Subramanian Swamy is extremely
seditious and has been made with the intention to promote
enmity between different groups on the ground of religion,
race, place of birth, residence etc," the advocate said in his
He said "the statements are prejudicial to the harmony
and the national integrity, which is an offence under the
Indian Penal Code," the advocate said in his complaint.
Asghar said he was "shocked" to see Swamy`s "anti-Muslim"
remarks and added such statements are against the fundamentals
of the constitution which provide for non-discrimination on
the basis of religion or place of birth.
Swamy had recently invited sharp criticism for writing
an article suggesting several conditions be imposed on Muslim
for their voting rights.