Mumbai: A complaint was filed on Monday with a local court against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi over his statement that Pakistan`s ISI had been in touch with some Muslims who are victims of Muzaffarnagar riots.
In his complaint filed before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Esplanade, Sayyed Abbaz, a Mumbai citizen, said he and his community felt offended by such "derogatory" remarks and a wrong message is put out to the society.
Abbaz requested that a case be registered against Rahul for promoting hatred among religions.
"I belong to Muslim community and have been teased by non-Muslims and various policemen that (whether) my community people are in contact with ISI or not," said Abbaz in his complaint filed through his lawyer Ejaz Naqvi.
Abbaz said Rahul`s comment has hurt his as well as his community`s feelings.
"Gandhi also tried to create a communal divide and communal hatred (among) major religions in India", he alleged.
Abbaz alleged that he had approached Colaba police to register a case against Rahul but was refused.
The matter is likely to come up for hearing on November 11.
In a public rally in Indore, Rahul had claimed that intelligence agencies in Pakistan were approaching some victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots to lure them into terrorism.
Rahul`s statement in which he cited an intelligence input was widely criticised by BJP and other parties.