Gaziabad Assault Video: Complaint filed against Twitter India head and Swara Bhaskar
Police complaint has been registered against actress Swara Bhaskar, journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Asif Khan and Twitter India's Manish Maheshwari for tweeting a video from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: Police complaint has been registered against actress Swara Bhaskar, journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Asif Khan and Twitter India's Manish Maheshwari for tweeting a video from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Lawyer Amit Acharya had lodged a complaint at Tilak Marg police station in Delhi. However, no FIR has been registered on this complaint yet. Meanwhile, Delhi Police has started investigation.
Complaint against Swara:
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a case against microblogging site Twitter, a news portal and six people for circulating a video on social media. In this video, an elderly Muslim is seen narrating his grief after the alleged attack by some people in Ghaziabad. Police say that this video was shared to create communal tension.
Twiiter Head is also in queue:
According to the information received, a local policeman lodged a complaint at the Loni Border Police Station in Ghaziabad and on the basis of it, an FIR was registered at around 11.30 pm on Tuesday night. It has been alleged that the video was shared with the intention of inciting communal unrest. Police registered an FIR against Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, news website The Wire, journalists Mohammad Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Mashkoor Usmani, Dr Shama Mohammed and writer Saba Naqvi for sharing the clip.
"These people did not verify the veracity of the matter and shared it online by giving it a communal aspect with the intention of disrupting public peace and dividing the religious groups," the FIR said. Twitter Inc and Twitter Communications India also did not take any steps to remove these tweets.
Gaziabad Assault Video:
In a video clip that surfaced on social media on June 14, Abdul Samad Saifi, an elderly Muslim man, alleged that some youths thrashed him and asked him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', but the Ghaziabad police found no communal motive behind the incident. Denied the reason and said that the accused were unhappy with the amulet that Saifi sold them. Police have arrested three people for attacking Saifi.
Ghaziabad (Rural) Superintendent of Police Iras Raja said on Wednesday that Kallu Gurjar, Pravesh Gurjar and Adil have been arrested for beating Saifi. He said that the police are also looking for four other people – Poli, Himanshu, Arif and Murshid.
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