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DU students demand release of professor imprisoned in Gyanvapi case over a social media post

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Students of Delhi University gathered outside the art faculty on Saturday, demanding the release of the arrested professor Ratan Lal, who was arrested on Friday for his offensive posts on social media regarding the Gyanvapi Mosque case. He teaches  at the prestigious Hindu College.

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According to the police, the professor made derogatory comments about a ‘Shivling’ found inside Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque complex. As per sources, the police will present Ratan Lal before a court today.

Ratan Lal was arrested under Indian Penal Code sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony) and 295A (deliberate act to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion) by the Cyber Police Station of North District.

A complaint was lodged with the Delhi Police against Ratan Lal by Supreme Court lawyer Vineet Jindal. In the complaint, Lal was accused of hurting religious sentiments.

In his complaint, the lawyer said that the issue of a ‘Shivling’ found in the Gyanvapi mosque complex which is very sensitive in nature and the matter is pending before the court.

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