Ground Report | New Delhi: Sedition case against Samajwadi Party; Sambhal Lok Sabha MP from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh Shafique Rahman Barq has been booked for sedition on the complaint of a BJP worker. A day earlier, the Taliban, who took power in Afghanistan, compared the freedom fighters fighting for India’s independence.
Sambhal Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra told the media about this, “It complained in Kotwali Sambhal that MP Shafiqur Rehman Barq has compared Taliban with freedom fighters of India. Such statements come under the category of sedition.
Therefore, an FIR has been registered against him under section 124A sedition Also, 153A and 295 have also been imposed. Apart from him, two other people have also said similar things in the video on social media, a case has also been registered against them.”
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Shafiqur Rahman Barq compared it to India’s freedom struggle in the case of Taliban’s authority over Afghanistan, although he later defended his statement.
Sedition case against Samajwadi Party
In a conversation with the media in Sambhal, Barq had said, “When India was under British occupation, the country fought for independence. Now the Taliban also want to free their country and run the country on their own. First Russia and then America occupied Afghanistan. Taliban fought for his freedom. This is his personal matter, no one should interfere in it.”
Barq ‘s statement was strongly criticized by several BJP leaders, including UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, and the BJP also asked him to apologize. Not only this, but UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also criticized Shafiqur Rahman Barq for this remark.
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After the registration of the case, an attempt was made to know his reaction to Shafiqur Rahman Barq but he could not be talked to. Two years ago, Shafiqur Rahman Barq had also come into controversy over one of his statements on Vande Mataram in Parliament.
After taking oath in Urdu in the House, he had said, “The Constitution of India is alive but as far as Vande Mataram is concerned it is against Islam and we cannot follow it.”