The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered an FIR against former MLC Vikram Randhawa for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Muslims.
Vikram Randhawa allegedly made the comments over incidents of celebration in several parts of Kashmir following the Pakistan team’s win against India in the T20 World Cup match.
The case has been registered under IPC sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and 505 (intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence against any other class or community), and other relevant sections.
BJP serves show cause notice to Vikram Randhawa
The J&K unit of BJP served a show-cause notice to Randhawa, with party chief Ravinder Raina saying his remarks were against the basic principles of the party, which believes in respecting all faiths.
“The video came to the notice of the party and a show-cause notice was immediately served to him by the disciplinary committee as such a language cannot be tolerated,” Raina said.
In the show-cause notice, the BJP disciplinary committee headed by Sunil Sethi asked Randhwa to explain his remarks within 48 hours.
“A video has gone viral on social media in which you are seen making absolutely reckless and hatred promoting remarks against a particular community. This is unacceptable to the party and has brought disrepute and embarrassment to the party,” the notice read.
Randhawa has been asked to issue a public apology.