Uttar Pradesh: Five persons from UP are arrested by the police for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS on Social media platform Facebook.
The police booked them under the IT Act of 2000.
According to the report by News Agency PTI, Additional Superintendent of Police Ajay Pratap Singh confirmed that the police reacted on an FIR and booked Five persons for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Facebook against Chief Minister Adityanath and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The FIR was filed on Thursday in Bahraich of Uttar Pradesh after five persons made derogatory remarks. Those remarks ignited local residents and they a protest against the people making comments. In their protest, they demanded the arrest of those five persons. The persons accused were- Zeeshan, Haroon Khan, Rana Sultan, Javed, Shafiq and King Khan.
It is not the first case in which some arrest is done for remarks against CM Yogi Adityanath.
On 10th of September, Utter Pradesh arrested a man in NOIDA for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Chief Minister. It was a case of Communal hatred. The person arrested also threatened to kill a Hindu Yuva Vahini official.
An Assami teacher was arrested in October month for posting derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook.
Some people are seeing these incidents as a serious case of Fascism and a threat to free speech while others are standing on the side of arrests