Two days after a former JNU student and a member of the All India Students Association Shehla Rashid made a bizarre allegation on RSS and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for plotting PM Modi’s assassination, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken a stern action and today filed a police complaint against her.
BJP’s media in-charge Shivam Chhabra and National Executive member Pareksheet Dagar on Monday met New Delhi’s DCP Madhur Verma and filed a criminal complaint against Shehla Rashid for her derogatory remarks creating hatred and disharmony against the RSS and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
After putting up a complaint BJP’s media in-charge Shivam Chhabra in a tweet said, “Filed a Complaint with @DCPNewDelhi Mr. @IPSMadhurVerma against @Shehla_Rashid for her derogatory remarks creating hatred and disharmony against the RSS & Shri @nitin_gadkari Ji.”
In a letter handed over to New Delhi’s DCP Madhur Verma, BJP said that a criminal case under section 153 and 153 A I.P.C should be registered against Shehla Rashid for making derogatory remarks that can create hatred and disharmony against the RSS and Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
Text of Letter
BJP in a complaint letter further said that the message posted on the official twitter account of Shehla Rashid is totally fales, unfounded concocted and without any basis. It is further stated that message has been knowingly framed and constituted in such a manner, by using the words such as “RSS/Gadkari” “assassinate Modi” “lynch” “RajivGandhiStyle”so that whosoever read this message is made to believe about the truthfulness of the said message and Muslim/Communists are put in fear and hatred towards RSS and others.
The message also promotes insecurity and uncertainty in the country by levlling unfounded allegations that RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate our Prime Minister Sh. Modi.
After carefully constituting and concoted said message Ms. Shehla Rashid malafidely, wantonly tweeted the said message giving provocation with the complete knowledge, intention and understanding that the provocation caused by this will message will cause people of certain section to commit riot against people of certain other sections. Further by tweeting the said message on the social media aforesaid Ms. Shehla Rashid is prompting enmity between different groups of the society on the ground of their religion as well as on the ground of their affiliations to a particular political and socio ideology such as communism and others and by circulating and tweeting the said message she has caused enmity, disharmony, hatred and ill-will between different sections of citizens on the basis of their religion and their affiliations to different ideologies and therefore said Ms. Shehla Rashid is guilty of commission of offence punishable under section 153 and 153 A of I.P.C.
It is therefore most respectfully requested that a FIR be registered against aforesaid Ms. Shehla Rashid and her other associates who have further wantonly and malafidely circulated, shared and tweeted the said message again to cause provocation with intent to cause riot and further to promote enmity and ill-will, disharmony between different sections on the ground of their religion and affiliations and Ms. Shehla Rashid and her other associates be booked under appropriate sections of IPC and they be prosecuted and punished in accordance of law.
Further, the letter was received by New Delhi’s DCP Madhur Verma.
On June 9, a former JNU student Shehla Rashid tweeted saying, “Looks like RSS/Gadkari is planning to assassinate Modi, and then blame it upon Muslims/Communists and then lynch Muslims #RajivGandhiStyle.”
However, after the Shehla Rashid’s shameless and illogical tweet, she has got a reward from the other twitteratis who expressed their anger. On the other side, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari went furious on Shehla Rashid and said that he will take a legal action against her. He in a tweet said, “I would be taking legal action on anti-social elements who have made bizzare comments; attributing personal motives to me, regarding the assassination threat to PM @narendramodi.”
Soon after Nitin Gadkari said that he will take a legal action, Shehla Rashid was so scared that she termed her tweet as ‘sarcasm’. Fearing legal action, she immediately posted another tweet saying, “No one’s suggesting that Mr. @nitin_gadkari is trying to kill the PM. But the rhetorical point that I’m trying to make is, “How does it feel to be in Umar Khalid’s shoes? We’re called tukde tukde gang, Jihadis, anti-nationals. My limited point is, MUSLIMS ARE NOT FAIR GAME!!”
For Communist Party of India (Maoist) (CPI (M)) people, killing the oppositions is as simple as playing, they just consider one thing, kill the opposition. Something like this happened when Pune Police gave a statement to Court that the arrested were on the verge to create “another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident” as they have seized a letter from the residence of one of the five persons, who were arrested on Wednesday for “links” with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), that hinted at plans to assassinate PM Narendra Modi.
Police arrested these five:
Sudhir Dhawale, noted Dalit activist-publisher from Mumbai
Surendra Gadling, a human rights lawyer
Mahesh Raut, tribal activist
Shoma Sen, Nagpur University English Professor from Nagpur
Rona Wilson, an activist from New Delhi.
Who is Shehla Rashid?
Shehla Rashid Shora is a Ph.D. student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and was vice-president of the students union (JNUSU) in 2015-16. She is a member of the All India Students Association (AISA). Shora came into the limelight after the JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on charges of sedition over the JNU sedition controversy in February 2016, leading the student agitation calling for the release of Kumar, Umar Khalid, and others.
Section 153 in The Indian Penal Code:
Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot—if rioting be committed—if not committed.—Whoever malignantly, or wantonly, by doing anything which is illegal, gives provocation to any person intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause the offence of rioting to be committed, shall, if the offence of rioting be committed in consequence of such provocation, be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both; and if the offence of rioting be not committed, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.
Section 153A in The Indian Penal Code:
157 [153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.—
(a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes or attempts to promote, on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community or any other ground whatsoever, disharmony or feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, or
(b) commits any act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquillity, 2[or] 2[(c) organizes any exercise, movement, drill or other similar activity intending that the participants in such activity shall use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, or participates in such activity intending to use or be trained to use criminal force or violence or knowing it to be likely that the participants in such activity will use or be trained to use criminal force or violence, against any religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community and such activity for any reason whatsoever causes or is likely to cause fear or alarm or a feeling of insecurity amongst members of such religious, racial, language or regional group or caste or community,] shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both. Offence committed in place of worship, etc.—(2) Whoever commits an offence specified in sub-section (1) in any place of worship or in any assembly engaged in the performance of religious worship or religious ceremonies, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine.]