FIR registered against AIMIM’s Waris Pathan for his ‘15 crore Muslims vs 100 crore Hindus’ statement
AIMIM leader Waris Pathan has been booked by the Kalaburagi Police in Karnataka for his controversial speech. He had said that 15 crore Muslims are more than a match for the country's 100 crore Hindus.
Kalburagi: BJP Mahila Morcha vice president Shweta filed a complaint against AIMIM leader Waris Pathan for his controversial statement. He had said that 15 crore Muslims are more than a match for the country's 100 crore Hindus.
Now, the FIR has been registered in Karnataka's Kalaburagi. Pathan has been booked under sections 117 (abetting commission of an offence by the public), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code.
Waris Pathan was addressing an event held in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Kalaburagi and he had stated, "15 crore hain lekin 100 crore pe bhari hain.”
"We have to move together. We have to take Azadi (freedom), things that we don't get by asking, we have to take it by force, remember it...(We maybe) 15 crore, but are more than a match for 100 (crore) Hindus, remember it," Pathan was heard purportedly saying in a video that has gone viral.
Leader refuses to apologaide:
Waris Pathan, former MLA who had made controversial remark, refused to tender any apology and said, “My statement is being misconstrued and twisted. I am not apologising. It is BJP which is trying to segregate Indians.”