After Ramdev complaint, Sitaram Yechury booked for ‘hurting Hindu sentiment’
Sitaram Yechury had in Bhopal on Thursday said, “Hindus can be violent which is evident by Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharata.”Updated: May 04, 2019, 23:18 IST
Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was booked on Saturday for allegedly promoting enmity between communities on religious grounds after Baba Ramdev lodged a complaint against him for “hurting religious sentiments of Hindus” in Haridwar.
Yechury had in Bhopal on Thursday said, “Hindus can be violent which is evident by Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharata.”
Taking objection to the comments, Ramdev lodged a complaint with senior superintendent of police Haridwar, Janmejaya Khanduri.
“Police have received a complaint from Baba Ramdev in which he accused Yechury of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by making derogatory remarks against Hindu mythologies,” Khanduri said.
A case under IPC Section 153(a) has been registered against Yechury.
Reacting to the case, member of CPI(M) state secretariat, Bacchiram Konswal said, “Ramdev is working for BJP and his complaint is part of BJP’s polarisation efforts. Yechury didn’t make the statement against Hindus but on a statement of the BJP’s Bhopal candidate. He never said anything against any community.”