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Kumar Vishwas accused of hurting religious sentiments

india Updated: Jan 29, 2014 16:55 IST
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A complaint against controversial poet-turned-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas was lodged with the Madhya Pradesh Police on Tuesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Abhinav Chakradhar, a local social activist, filed the complaint at TT Nagar police station in state capital Bhopal. No case was, however, registered till the filing of this report.

Chakradhar, who runs an NGO in the city, charged Vishwas with deriding deities and hurting the religious beliefs of Hindus and Muslims in mushairas and kavi sammelans held in the state and across the country.

Chakradhar also submitted clippings of various programmes in support of his charges. The complainant said these video clips were available online. He added his grievance had nothing to do with Vishwas being an AAP member.

"Making fun of politicians and celebrities was acceptable, but Vishwas has crossed the line and was hurting religious beliefs," he alleged.

Vishwas, who is likely to fight from the Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was booked in Lucknow just over a week ago for allegedly making "hurtful" remarks against Karbala martyrs and some Hindu deities.

He has also faced flak after being accused of making sexist comments against Malayalee nurses six years ago.

(With PTI inputs)