The Chhattisgarh Police have registered a case against Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj and others for allegedly making derogatory remarks on Mahatma Gandhi and praising Nathuram Godse.
Based on a complaint filed by former Raipur Mayor and Congress leader Pramod Dubey, the police registered the FIR under section 505(2), 294 IPC in the Tikrapara Police station.
The event ‘Dharam Sansad’ was organised on Sunday (December 26) in Raipur.
The state government’s action comes in the backdrop of the Haridwar event in which hate speeches were made.
The event in Raipur was orgainsed at Rawanbhata in which Sant Kalicharan Maharaj is alleged to have used derogatory words for Mahatma Gandhi and justified Nathuram Godse, who killed Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi too tweeted #Gandhiforever and quoted Gandhi that “you cannot imprison my thoughts”.
A similar incident was reported to have taken place in Haridwar during an event held from December 17 to 20.
The video clippings were circulated on social media, which said that “Hindus should arm themselves like those seen in Myanmar, every Hindu must pick up weapons and conduct a ‘Safayi Abhiyan’.”