CASES FILED AGAINST DAILY FOR HURTING RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS
MUMBAI: Cases were registered in Mumbai and several parts of Maharashtra against the Marathi daily Lokmat on Sunday after some people objected to the images in a graphic published with a story on the ISIS. The media group has since apologized for hurting the sentiments of a community. The office of the media group in Buldhana district was ransacked earlier in the day.
Director General of police (Maharashtra) Praveen Dixit confirmed that cases had been registered at several places in the state such as Beed, Aurangabad and Jalgaon against employees of the media group under Indian Penal Code sections 295 (Injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) and 295 (a) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
“We have registered a case and arrested five people for attacking the office in Buldhana,” he added.
In Mumbai, a case was registered against the editor and others concerned at Nagpada police station after several people approached the police, said Shivaji Kadam senior inspector of Nagpada police station.
Police officials said the situation in the state was under control.
(Above and right) Schoolchildren hug trees in the Kamala Nehru park and hold up placards in a silent protest with citizens on Sunday