Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson moves for Anticipatory Bail in Delhi High Court

Team SoOLEGAL 9 May 2020 5:39pm

Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson moves for Anticipatory Bail in Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI:On Friday i.e. 8th May 2020, Chairperson of the Delhi Minorities Commission Mr. Zafarul Islam Khan filed an anticipatory bail petition in Delhi High Court in connection with a FIR lodged againstMr. Khan.

Mr.Khan was booked on allegations of sedition in relation to a comment he made on social media.

Under section 124A and section 153A of the Indian Penal Code, a FIR was filed against him accusing him for sedition and promotion of enmity between communities.The FIR was filed for the post which stated“Mind you, bigots, Indian Muslims have opted until now not to complain to the Arabs and Muslim world about your hate campaigns and lynching and riots. The day they are pushed to do that, bigots will face an avalanche”.


In his petition Khan labeled FIR against him as an untenable and completely frivolous complaint.

In the petition it was claimed that the social media messages were wrongly portrayed, some of the media outlets gave the post a twisted, sensationalized and out of context angle to ruin the stellar work he had been doing.

Khan also cited the case of Shreya Singhal v. Union of India (2015) 5 SCC 1, in which the Supreme Court held that simple disaffection, or even the tendency of the speech to cause public disorder, is not sufficient to penalize the speech, seeking anticipatory bail.

Tagged: Delhi High Court   Delhi Minorities Commission   anticipatory bail   FIR   Indian Penal Code   Supreme Court  
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