Doc booked for hurt­ing Dalit sen­ti­ments

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Navi Mumbai: The Alibaug po­lice on Sun­day booked Raigad district hos­pi­tal’s civil sur­geon Dr Ajit Gawli for hurt­ing the re­li­gious sen­ti­ments of the Dalit com­mu­nity by al­legedly up­load­ing an ob­jec­tion­able im­age of Gau­tam Bud­dha on his What­sApp sta­tus. Ba­ban Hate has been booked as a co-ac­cused for send­ing the im­age to Dr Gawli and or­thers on What­sApp.

Around 8pm, mem­bers of Dalit Youth Pan­ther marched to the po­lice sta­tion and de­manded ac­tion against Dr Gawli and Hate. Act­ing on a com­plaint by Dalit Youth Pan­ther spokesper­son Nilesh Mo­hite (30), the po­lice filed an FIR against the duo un­der IPC sec­tions 295A (de­lib­er­ate and ma­li­cious acts, in­tended to out­rage re­li­gious feel­ings of any class by in­sult­ing its re­li­gion or re­li­gious be­liefs) and 34 (acts done by sev­eral per­sons in fur­ther­ance of com­mon in­ten­tion). Se­nior in­spec­tor Dashrath Patil said, “Dr Gawli claimed that he did not in­ten­tion­ally hurt any­one’s re­li­gious sen­ti­ments. He said that the im­age got ac­ci­den­tally up­loaded on his What­sApp staus from his phone’s photo gallery.” —Ge­orge Men­donca

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