UP: AIMIM leader held over ‘objectionable’ Gyanvapi post

Police have arrested the Minister of State for the All India Assembly (AIMIM) for allegedly trying to incite people through an objectionable social media post at the Gyanvapi Mosque.

A case was registered under Section 505 (Statements Leading to Public Injury) of the Indian Penal Code against Hakim Abdul Salam Khan (40) at Kirterpur Police Station.

He learned that Salam, a charlatan, runs a clinic in Benur.

We have arrested Hakim Abdul Salam Khan. Manoj Kumar, Kerterpur Station House (SHO) official, Manoj Kumar, said investigation into the case is underway.

Police said Salam posted a Hindi-language Facebook post on Thursday that went viral.

In the post, he said that among the 36 Muslim MLAs of the Samajwadi Party, no one had reacted about the controversy over the Gianvapi Mosque. “This is because slaves have no right to object,” he added.

AIMIM state chief Shaukat Ali said the position of Abdus Salam belonged to the leaders of the Samajwadi party and they had filed a case against him since they were upset about it. He claimed that “the publication is not objectionable”.

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