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Campaign to raise funds for Richa Bharti, who was ordered to distribute Quran by Ranchi court, surpasses target within hours

An FIR was filed against her by a local leader from the Anjuman Islamia Committee on the grounds that post she shared had hurt his religious sentiments.

After a shocking order by the Ranchi Court asking Richa Bharti to distribute Quran, support pours in for Richa Bharti as the campaign to raise funds for her legal aid has now become an instant success.

Within hours of the launch of the campaign to raise Rs.6,00,000 to help Richa Bharti, the aid target has been met. The crowdfunding has reached beyond its target and it has now reached to Rs.7,20,000 within in a short span of time.

More than Rs.6,00,000 of planned funds raised within a few hours

Vikas Pandey, a BJP volunteer had initiated a campaign to raise funds for victim Richa Bharti. The aid money collected through a platform called intends to cover her legal aid to fight the bizarre order passed by the Ranchi court.

Earlier, Richa Bharti had raised a strong objection to the Ranchi Court ordering her to distribute copies of the Quran. She had said that the Courts never ask Muslim perpetrators to do Ramayan or Durga paath, and soon, she might be asked to convernt to Islam.

A 19-year old college student, Richa Bharti was arrested by Jharkhand police on Saturday for sharing a post on Facebook that criticized the thief Tabrez Ansari, who was killed in Jharkhand last week. In her post, she had questioned why Kashmiri Pandits did not take up arms despite after their genocide while people from other religious community became extremists.

The case against Richa Bharti

An FIR was filed against her by a local leader from the Anjuman Islamia Committee on the grounds that post she shared had hurt his religious sentiments. The FIR was filed immediately, and within 2 hours she was arrested by the SHO on Saturday.

The Ranchi Court judgement that asked Richa to distribute Quran

As the arrests resulted in severe outrage, a judgement by the Ranchi Court judgement added fuel to fire when it was ordered that she will be granted bail only if she distributed five copies of the Quran. Judicial Magistrate Manish Kumar directed Richa Bharti to donate a copy of the holy book to Anjuman Islamia Committee and rest four to the libraries of different schools and colleges.

Tabrez Ansari’s death

Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old man from Jharkhand, was allegedly, brutally beaten by a mob in Jharkhand on the 18th June on the accusation of theft. He had died on 22nd in police custody allegedly of cardiac arrest.

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