CASES FILED AGAINST DAILY FOR HURT­ING RE­LI­GIOUS SEN­TI­MENTS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

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

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