DU professor Ratan Lal, arrested over Gyanvapi Mosque post, gets bail | Latest News Delhi

He was arrested on Friday in connection with a social media post aimed at offending religious beliefs after Shivalinga was discovered in the Jnana Mosque complex.

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Professor Ratan Lal, a Delhi University professor, who was arrested on a social media post on Friday for allegedly trying to offend religious beliefs after ‘Shivalinga’ was found to be offered a bond within the Varanasi Mosque complex. Of 50,000 and such amount on such sum.

An FIR was filed against Lal, a professor of Hindu College, on Tuesday night, based on a complaint filed by a Delhi-based lawyer. In their complaint, lawyer Vineet Jindal said that the professor had recently shared a “derogatory, provocative and provocative tweet on Shivalinga.”

A case has been filed against him under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (promoting hatred among various groups based on religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc. Feelings of any class by insulting his religion).

On Saturday, activists of the left-aligned All India Students’ Association (AISA) staged a protest outside the art department of Delhi University to protest the arrest of fellow professors of Hindu College.

Student activists held placards with the words ‘Stop the assault on our teachers’, ‘Stop cutting the voice of democracy’ and ‘Release Professor Ratan Lal’.

During the protest, there was a heavy police bandoblast. Four companies, including women staff, have been hired, apart from the district police, police said.


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