Petition filed against Yogi Adityanath over Hanuman remark

Avatar Written by December 4, 2018 14:42

New Delhi: Suresh Mishra, President of Sarva Brahmin Mahasabha, has filed a petition in a lower court here seeking permission to file an FIR against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for calling Lord Hanuman a Dailt Tribal.

Mishra accused Adityanath of hurting the sentiments of Hindus by making the statement at an election rally in Rajasthan.

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Mishra said the petition had been filed under Sections 295, 295(A) and 298 of the Indian Penal Code. The court shall hear the case on December 11.

CM Yogi was on an inspection of saint Kabir's Mazaar in Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district of UP, ahead of Prime Minister Modi's visit on Thursday.

Earlier, the Mahasabha has demanded an apology from the Chief Minister and threatened legal action if none came in three days.