Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Home News Reports Gujarat: FIR filed against Muslim community leader and others for urging Muslims to boycott...

Gujarat: FIR filed against Muslim community leader and others for urging Muslims to boycott doctors who support the CAA

FIR was filed against Zuber Gopalani and Sagir Ahmed Abdul Ghani Ansari for posting the tweet and Mohammad Soaib Mohammad Kadiwala for forwarding the message on WhatsApp

A notice has been issued by the Vadodara cyber police seeking an explanation from the chairman of the Gujarat chapter of Minority Development and Protection Foundation, Zuber Gopalani, for his controversial post on social media in which he had asked the adherents of Islam to boycott professionals supporting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), as per reports. Gopalani is also a National Executive Council Member of the All India Muslim Majlise Mushavirat. Later an FIR was lodged against the Muslim community leader and two others in the case.

The notice which was issued on December 25 read that Gopalani’s post “provokes enmity between communities” as the post included specific names of the individuals from Vadodara’s medical community. It also asked Gopalani to appear before the police and explain his action.

“A tweet posted from your account names doctors from Vadodara’s medical community and alleges that they have made anti-Muslim remarks in public and extended their support to the CAA. This post attempts to fuel disharmony between communities and instigate a breach of peace between them. It has also given rise to a sense of fear among the doctor’s community in the city as you have directly asked the Muslim community to boycott the doctors and thus propounding a message of hatred and discord among the society. You are therefore called in to explain your action,” the notice read.

In his Twitter post, Gopalani had mentioned names of 14 doctors with their specialisation alleging that they routinely speak against the Indian Muslims on various forums. Adding that these doctors support CAA and NRC, Goplani asked the Muslim community members to boycott such doctors with “communal mindset”. He later deleted the tweet. Some of the doctors named by Zuber Gopalani have said that they had not shared any message on CAA or NRC, and they were surprised to see their names on his post.

Read- Anti-CAA riots: Over 100 arrested for posting inciting content on social media, 93 FIRs registered by UP Police

Eventually, an FIR was filed against Gopalani, and two other men for propagating the contentious post. FIR was lodged against one Sagir Ahmed Abdul Ghani Ansari for posting the tweet and Mohammad Soaib Mohammad Kadiwala for forwarding the message on WhatsApp. The three men have been booked under sections 153 A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (with intent to incite) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed) of the IPC.

According to a police officer who wished to remain anonymous, the action was taken as a precautionary measure to safeguard against targeting people in the city due to inflammatory social media messages. “The post clearly targets doctors and therefore the threat perception to these accomplished professionals cannot be ignored. Our social media cell is monitoring the social media activities in the fairest manner possible,” the police officer said.


  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

AAP supported farmer protests hampering war against Covid-19, oxygen supplier writes to GOI saying tankers delayed due to roadblocks by protestors

Inox Air Products said that they are facing delays in Delhi while transporting oxygen due to road blockades by the farmer protestors

After getting vaccinated himself, Rakesh Tikait says the Modi government will be responsible if farmers get COVID-19

Rakesh Tikait had recently said that 'farmers' protests is not Shaheen Bagh than can be stopped in the name of coronavirus

How China’s ‘Re-education through labour’ policy put minorities in labour camps even before the Uyghur crisis: About the Masanjia camps

The letter went into detail about the conditions at China's Masanjia Labor Camp, including the gruelling hours, verbal abuse and physical abuse

From sitting on upturned dustbins to photo ops at crematorium grounds, Barkha Dutt gets questioned for her ‘vulture journalism’

While the situation on ground is indeed grim, people on social media have been calling out the dramatics by journalists who could have perhaps focused on the news instead of their brand building.

Maharashtra FDA minister embarrasses his own govt and alliance leaders, says his ministry had approved Remdesivir procurement by BJP

Maharashtra FDA Minister and NCP leader Dr. Rajendra Shingne confirms that he was aware about BJP procuring Remdesivir for state govt

Journalism: The new performance art

With the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists have screamed "Beware of the Ides of March" to anyone who would listen - Barkha Dutt for example.

Recently Popular

Understanding the hate factory: How Rohan Joshi and his hateful post against Hindus gives us an insight into the ‘liberal’ mind

Comedian Rohan Joshi tells Bhakts, "I have nothing but contempt for them and nit a shred of empathy" as he mocks Coronavirus deaths

Maharashtra Remdesivir ruckus: Saket Gokhale brazens his lies by filing complaint against Fadnavis, BJP returns favour. Details

A complaint has been filed against Saket Gokhale by a BJP member in which the complainant has accused the Congress supporter of lying and waging a war against the state in the midst of a pandemic

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta challenges for free flight tickets to Pakistan but goes into hiding after Twitter user provides it. Read what happened

Hansal Mehta's flight to Pakistan via Dubai is scheduled for 20th April, 2021. We shall keep you posted if Mehta goes to Pakistan or will he register his name in long list of paper tigers.

Delhi couple abuses cops over masks in viral video, husband blames wife after arrest

Police have booked and arrested a Delhi couple after the duo misbehaved with the personnel over masks. The video went viral.

250 ventilators sent by central govt lied unutilized in the state of Punjab amid the second wave of coronavirus

250 ventilators sent by the central government to Punjab for use in government hospitals were lying unused till late March.

When ‘comedians’ double up as doctors and believe ‘Bhakts’ deserve the misery as Chinese coronavirus rages

You will never see them questioning how many mosques have opened up their gates as medical facilities. Because, everyone likes to keep their heads.
- Advertisement -


Connect with us