Delhi University professor sentenced for hurting religious feelings on Facebook | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Wednesday booked an associate professor at Delhi University’s Hindu College for allegedly hurting religious feelings through a social media post.
According to police, on Tuesday evening they received a complaint against Associate Professor, Ratan Lal, who teaches history at Hindu College, alleging a deliberate and malicious Facebook post intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting religion and religious beliefs.
A case under Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts detrimental to the maintenance of ‘harmony) and 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious sentiments of any class by insulting their religion or religious beliefs) of the IPC was registered at the cyber police station in the northern district.
The plaintiff in the case, barrister Vineet Jindal, claimed the professor posted offensive comments about a Shivling allegedly discovered during the Gyanvapi Masjid investigation.
“I also heard that a case has been registered but I haven’t received a copy (of the complaint) yet,” Ratan Lal told TOI. “Basically, I just wondered if the Shivling being talked about was damaged to incite the Hindus. I am a history student and I speak in ifs and buts. If it hurt religious feelings, then anything can hurt people’s feelings in the country.
He claimed he was receiving threats from different sides and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to either provide him with security or grant him an arms license.

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