DSGMC files case against Asaram Bapu’s spokesperson for hurting Sikhs’ sentiments

New Delhi, August 25
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Sunday filed a complaint against Asaram Bapu’s spokesperson Neelam Dubey and a TV newschannel with Delhi police for hurting the sentiments of Sikh community.
DSGMC President Manjit Singh strongly condemned Dubey’s comments on India News Channel hosted by Deepak Chaurasia regarding Guru Nanak Dev while trying to defend Asaram Bapu in the case of alleged rape of a minor girl.
“These remarks have been made deliberately, knowingly in order to promote feelings of hatred among the Sikh community which has the highest contribution in maintaining the sovereignty and integrity of India,” DSGMC President said, adding that during the debate spokesperson of Asaram Bapu has compared him with the First Guru of Sikh religion whereby offending the Sikh community. The channel should have stopped airing the debate and should have issued an apology statement immediately.
He added that these comments amounts to promoting enmity on the ground of Religion, making imputation, assertions which is prejudicial to national integration and for outraging the religious feeling by insulting the religious belief.
“Delhi Police has registered a first information report under section 153A, 295A and 298 of IPC at Parliament Street Police Station later in the evening today on basis of complaint made by D.S.G.M.C” said Rakesh Malhotra, a prominent international criminal lawyer who is handling the case of behalf of the organization.

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