Karnataka BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for communal remark

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Published on 31 March 2018 12:34 PM GMT

Karnataka BJP MP Pralhad Joshi booked for communal remark
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Hubballi (Karnataka): A case was registered against Bharatiya Janata Party's MP from the state Pralhad Joshi on Saturday for making a communal remark in a speech, police said.

"We have registered an FIR under Section 153 (of the Indian Penal Code) on Saturday against Joshi for his speech in which he allegedly compared a locality in Hubballi, Sadar Sofa with Pakistan," Additional Commissioner of Police NB Sakri said.

The case was registered based on a complaint by a man from the Sadar Sofa locality -- which has several mosques -- who said that Joshi's remarks cause communal disharmony by attacking one religion, Sakri added.

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Dharwad MP Joshi, 55, had reportedly also said in his speech on Friday in Hubballi that several mosques 'illegally store weapons'.

An inquiry into Joshi's statements was underway, police added.

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