Kerala: Muslim booked for passing derogatory remarks against Jesus Christ

(Left side) Waseem Al Hikami

Kochi (Kerala) – The Kochi cyber Police booked an Islamic cleric named Waseem Al Hikami for hurting the religious sentiments of the Christian community and passing derogatory comments against Jesus Christ. The Police filed the case against the accused based on the complaint registered by BJP leader Anoop Antony.

In the complaint, he mentioned that Waseem Al Hikami had passed indiscreet comments against Jesus Christ’s birth. He added that he will be following up on the case and will be pursuing it further till it is resolved. The Police have registered the case dated 28th June 28 under the direction of Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court under sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different religious groups), 295A (outraging religious sentiments), and 505 (statements conducive to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Earlier, the Muslim cleric was also booked in January 2022 under similar circumstances based on the complaint filed by a person named Abel Francis.

Editorial viewpoint

When religious sentiments of Christians or Muslims are hurt in Communist-ruled States. The Police take immediate cognizance. However, when the religious sentiments of Hindus are hurt, the Police neglect it despite lodging several complaints. 

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