Shubhangi Tyagi filed the complaint, alleging that some parts of Khurshid’s book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood In Our Times’ offended Hindu religious sensitivities.
In his book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood In Our Times,’ Senior Advocate and Congress leader Salman Khurshid reportedly compared Hindutva to terror organisations like Boko Haram and ISIS, according to a magistrate court in Lucknow.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Shantanu Tyagi ordered the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a FIR against Khurshid and to deliver a copy of the FIR to the court within three days.
The Court ordered the authorities to charge the relevant sections and conduct a thorough inquiry into the incident.
Shubhangi Tyagi filed the complaint against Khurshid, alleging that some parts of the book offended Hindu religious sentiments.
Tyagi had already filed an application with the police station to have a FIR filed against Khurshid registered, but the police did not act on her request, so she went to court.
Many people were outraged by Khurshid’s book, which drew parallels between Hindutva and ISIS.
In retaliation for the book, miscreants vandalized Khurshid’s home in Nainital.
A petition to prohibit Khurshid’s book was filed with the Delhi High Court earlier this month, but it was denied on November 25.
When Justice Yashwant Verma heard the case, he said that individuals can choose not to buy the book if they don’t like it.
“Don’t read it if you disagree with the author. Please inform them that the book is poorly written and that they should read something else “He made a remark.
The book’s contentious paragraph, which was reprinted in the petition, reads,
“A robust form of Hindutva, by all criteria a political version comparable to jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram in recent years, was pushed aside by Sanatan dharma and ancient Hinduism known to sages and saints.”
A Delhi court denied an interim order on the book’s circulation, publishing, distribution, and sale on November 17.
“The defendants have the legal right to write and publish the book in question. The plaintiff has not been able to show that avoiding the book or claimed “offensive” parts will cost him any trouble. On the other hand, an injunction would be difficult for the publishers and would limit the author’s freedom of speech and expression “Preeti Parewa, a civil judge, had stated.