Ludhiana (Punjab) – Hindu organisations have filed a defamation suit against Jaspal Singh Heran, Editor of the Daily ‘Rozana Pahredar’ for making offensive statements against Hindu Deities. However, he has still not been arrested by the Police. Although the Police have registered a case under Section 295A for hurting religious sentiments, they are avoiding arresting Heran. Due to this, Hindus staged protests and staged agitation on a railway bridge in Ludhiana.
Shutdown in Jagraon: Hindu groups seek arrest of chief editor of Punjabi daily https://t.co/FbxXlZlGXE
— Hindustan Times (@HindustanTimes) October 11, 2021
A few weeks ago, Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Akali dal, visited the temple of Shri Chintpurani Devi. In the headline of the article written by Heran, the Goddess was offensively mentioned as ‘Begani Devi’ (Goddess with an unknown name). When Hindus protested, Sikh activists surrounded the Superintendent of Police’s office in support of the Editor. They demanded the withdrawal of the case registered against the Editor.