Karnataka Police has registered a case against Sri Ram Sena founder Pramod Muthalik for 'hate speech' against people of other religions during his visit to Ganapathi pandal at Idgah Maidan near Chennamma Circle in Hubli. Giving information about this on Friday, the police said that this case has been registered on the complaint of Assistant Commissioner of Hubli Municipal Corporation Chandrashekhar Gowda.
Muthalik was booked by Hubli Suburban Police under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 153 (a) for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race and 295 (a) for deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.
Muthalik gave 'hate speech' at Idgah Maidan
Muthalik is accused of giving a hate speech at the Idgah ground during the Ganesh idol immersion procession. Earlier, Anjuman-e-Islam had opposed in the court the celebration of Ganesh Utsav at Hubli Idgah Maidan. However, the court had given a big blow to Anjuman-e-Islam and rejected its petition. After the court's decision, the municipal body was given permission to celebrate Ganesh Utsav for three days at Idgah Maidan.
‘Those who oppose Ganesh Utsav are anti-nationals’
Speaking to the media, the Sri Ram Sena founder said that those who oppose Ganesh Utsav are anti-nationals. He said that the ill-intention of the Anjuman organisation had come to the fore. Accusing Anjuman-e-Islam of conspiring to divide the country, he had said that the Hindu community has the ability to install Ganesh idols even in mosques. Muthalik had said, "We will approach the court not to permit namaz at Rani Channamma Idgah maidan. This is not Pakistan or personal property," he said.