Yoga guru Ramdev booked over ‘Muslims abducting Hindu women’ comment
The Rajasthan police filed an FIR against Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday, a day after a purported video went viral where he accused Muslims of committing terrorist acts and abducting Hindu women.
The Rajasthan police filed an FIR against Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday, a day after a purported video went viral where he accused Muslims of committing terrorist acts and abducting Hindu women during a meeting of seers in Rajasthan's Barmer district. The FIR was registered at Chauhatan police station based on a complaint filed by a local resident, reported news agency PTI citing the police.
The case has been registered under IPC sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 298 (uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person).
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In the video, Ramdev said, “Islam and Christianity were similar in their sole agenda of converting people to their respective religions.”
“I am not criticising anyone but…some people are obsessed with converting the entire world to Islam and…Christianity,” he said.
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He further alleged stating: “Muslims offer namaz five times a day and then do whatever sin that comes to mind. They kidnap Hindu girls..become terrorists, and a lot of them are criminals.. Our Muslim brothers commit a lot of sins but they definitely offer namaz as they are taught to do so”. The Yoga guru also compared it to Hinduism claiming that the “religion and ‘Sanatan Dharma’ taught its followers to do yoga, not indulge in violence, be early risers and engage in kind deeds by worshipping God.”
Commenting on how Muslims dress, Ramdev said, “For them, heaven means wearing pyjamas over ankles, cutting their mustaches, and wearing their caps. I am not saying that the Quran or any Islam tells them to do this. But that’s how people are doing it.”