New Delhi, Jun 12: Two males have been arrested for allegedly disrupting communal concord and for holding a protest with out permission to demand the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her remarks in opposition to Prophet Mohammad in Jama Masjid space right here, police stated on Sunday.
The 2 have been arrested on Saturday night time and have been recognized as Mohd Nadeem (43), resident of Jama Masjid space, and Faheem (37), resident of Turkman Gate space, they stated. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan stated, “On June 10, an FIR was registered in Jama Masjid police station in opposition to the protesters beneath part 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of Indian Penal Code as a protest was held in Jama Masjid space after Friday prayers with none permission.
Additionally, part 153A IPC has been added for selling communal disharmony within the space.” Investigation is on to determine different individuals concerned, she stated. In accordance with police, after the Friday prayers, a big crowd of individuals had gathered on the steps of the well-known mosque, carrying placards and shouting slogans in opposition to Sharma and Naveen Jindal, former head of the Delhi BJP’s media unit, for allegedly making derogatory remarks in opposition to the Prophet.
On Friday, the DCP had stated, “Round 1,500 individuals had gathered on the mosque for Friday prayers. When the prayers ended peacefully, some individuals got here exterior, began displaying placards and shouted slogans. Some others additionally joined them later and the numbers went as much as round 300.” “Police deployment all the time stays at Jama Masjid throughout Friday prayers.
The protesters have been dispersed inside 10 to fifteen minutes and the scenario is peaceable,” Chauhan stated. Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, had distanced himself from the protest, saying “no person is aware of who the protesters have been” and demanded motion in opposition to such individuals. The row over the remarks in opposition to Prophet Mohammad escalated final week with protests from international locations equivalent to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, prompting the BJP to droop Sharma and expel Jindal because the social gathering asserted that it respects all religions.
The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in opposition to 31 individuals, together with AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand, and filed a separate case in opposition to Sharma for allegedly spreading hate and hurting non secular sentiments. PTI