Two AMU students booked for sharing post

The post called for a protest to mark the Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

Two Aligarh Muslim University students have been booked for allegedly sharing a post calling for a protest at the University’s Kennedy House lawns to mark the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, according to an FIR.

Probe is on

They have been booked under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, the first investigation report, registered at the Civil Lines Police Station here, stated.

Civil Lines Circle Officer Anil Samania said the matter is being investigated.

Police registered the case on Friday evening following a complaint by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha district spokesman Prateeek Chauhan.

In his complaint, Mr. Chauhan said the students had shared a post on Facebook that called for a protest at the Kennedy House lawns to mark the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

The mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992, by ‘kar sevaks’ who had converged as part of a movement by the BJP and Hindu outfits for construction of a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

Mr. Chauhan claimed that the post stated “Punish those guilty of Babri Demolition” and had a picture of senior BJP leader L.K. Advani.

The students also shared another Facebook post asking people to attend a gathering at JNU related to the Babri Masjid demolition, according to the FIR.

‘Disturbing the peace’

Mr. Chauhan has accused the students and some others of trying to “disturb the peace of the city by holding protest against Babri mosque demolition and undermining the Supreme Court’s recent judgment” in the Ayodhya case.

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