Woman law student from Jamia booked for Instagram post on Handwara gunfight

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Srinagar: A student of the Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi was booked on Thursday after a Bajrang Dal office-bearer filed a complaint over a post on her Instagram account on the 3 May Handwara gunfight.

According to Indian Express, the FIR was registered in Bulandshahr’s Khurja police station.

The FIR states that the student, 22-year-old law student Mahoor Parvez, through her Instagram post last Sunday, “tried to sow seeds of acrimony among different sections of society.”

“While our soldiers are laying down their lives for the country, some elements within our nation who have their vested interests to serve are maligning their sacrifice,” said Praveen Bhati, a lawyer and Seh Sanyojak of the Bajrag Dal’s Bulandshahr unit. “We will not tolerate such anti-national activities and will take to the streets if she was not arrested by the police soon.”

“We have lodged the FIR under non-bailable IPC sections 505-b (Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state or against the public tranquility), 505-2(statements creating or promoting enmity,hatred or ill will between classes) and the relevant sections of the IT Act,’ ” Subhash Singh, in-charge of Khurja police station, told The Indian Express on phone.

The student has deleted her Instagram and other social media profiles after her post drew flak.

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