Bengaluru Police recently lodged a criminal case against a woman for making "objectionable posts" on her Facebook page which allegedly depicted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in "poor light."

 

An FIR was filed against the woman on a complaint of BJP Yuva Morcha members, said Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) S Ravi.

 

"The BJP Yuva Morcha members filed a complaint against Prabha N Belavangala for uploading objectionable posts on her Facebook page, depicting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in a poor light," Ravi told PTI.

 

In its complaint, the BJP Yuva Morcha has accused the woman of posting "obscene, morphed and tampered" images, purported to be of UP CM Adityanath, on the social media site, he said.

 

He said the FIR has been filed under IPC sections pertaining to defamation, promoting enmity on grounds of religion, conducing mischief besides offences under the Information Technology Act, 2000.

 

Bengaluru city BJP Yuva Morcha president Sapthagiri Gowda claimed the images prima facie appear to be morphed and digitally tampered, and also "depicted Adityanath in a very poor light and is highly defamatory in nature."

 

He also alleged that Prabha has acted knowing fully well that it would cause the breach of public peace and also argued that the Facebook posts violate several penal provisions.

 

The FIR has been lodged under section 67 of the IT Act, and sections 153A, 292A, 499, 500 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

 

Gowda alleged that Prabha is a "habitual mischief and rumour monger" and had even earlier tried to create disharmony in society by publishing inflammatory content on Facebook.

 

"FIRs had also been lodged against her earlier as well, for similar offences," Gowda claimed. 

 

Interestingly, the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is known for making controversial statement in public. There are multiple occasions when his speeches, comments, and statements have drawn wide criticism. 

 

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In 2011, he alleged said ‘Hindu audiences should dig graves of Muslim women and rape the corpses’ at the Virat Hindustan Rally held in UP. In 2015, a viral video on YouTube the now CM is seen saying ‘if Muslims take one Hindu girl, we will take 100 Muslim girls. If they kill one Hindu, we will have 100 of them killed.’ In the same year, in an intolerance debate he compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

 

Meanwhile, BJP MP Pratap Simha in Mysuru is in news for his controversial remark. He lashed out at social activist Prabha Belavangala for allegedly posting morphed photographs of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.

 

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