Punjab polls: AAP's 'Youth Manifesto-Guru Granth Sahib' analogy row - FULL DETAILS of FIR against Ashish Khetan
This could spell a major trouble for AAP leader Ashish Khetan.
New Delhi: This could spell a major trouble for AAP leader Ashish Khetan.
A day after AAP tendered an apology for equating the party's 'Youth Manifesto' for Punjab polls with religious books, police have registered a case against AAP leader Ashish Khetan for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.
What did Ashish Khetan say?
Khetan had said the manifesto was "the Bible, Gita and Guru Granth Sahib" for him.
Details of FIR
A case was registered under IPC section 295 A.
295 A is about deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.
The case was registered at Civil Lines police station in Amritsar.
What does the complaint say?
According to the complaint, the AAP leader had hurt the religious sentiments of people by equating the 'Youth Manifesto' with 'Guru Granth Sahib' and other religious books while launching it in Amritsar.
The complainant alleged that by using the image of Golden Temple on the cover page of the manifesto with the party's election symbol of broom superimposed on it, sentiments of people had been hurt.
The case was registered on the complaint filed by Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad, President of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF).
AAP tendered apology
After facing criticism, AAP tendered an apology, saying it did not intend to "undermine any section of the society".