Prophet Row: Raja Singh gets bail, Hyderabad still tense

    Hyderabad is tense as a result of the widespread demonstrations over the BJP party’s Raja Singh’s inflammatory remarks made about the Prophet Muhammad, who has since been suspended.

    Several hours after being detained by the Hyderabad Police on Tuesday for allegedly making statements against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in a video that was later removed by the social media site where it was posted, Raja Singh was given bail.

    The police failed to notify the accused before the arrest, as claimed by Raja Singh’s attorney, in accordance with CrPC 41(A), according to the court’s ruling.

    People yelling slogans in support of and against Raja Singh gathered at the court, causing a low-intensity standoff that required police to use a light lathi charge to disperse.

    Tuesday, in response to widespread criticism over Singh’s comment, the BJP suspended him from the party. The city police increased security at important places as a result of the sudden change of events. The stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who recently gave a performance in the city, was criticised in a video published on Monday by a BJP MLA. Additionally, Raja Singh is allegedly seen in it making certain remarks that appear to be anti-Islamic.

    All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Corporator Mustafa Ali Muzaffar said he does not endorse ‘sar tan se juda’ slogans. He, however, also said that had there been legal actions against Nupur Sharma, Raja Singh wouldn’t have made the controversial remarks.

    Suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma had in May-end made objectionable remarks on Prophet Muhammad that sparked massive outrage.

    “Passions running high, rogue youth raising slogans. We won’t stop protests till Raja Singh is arrested,” AIMIM Corporator Mustafa Ali Muzaffar said.


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