Hindu priest, news anchor booked for derogatory comments against Prophet (ﷺ)

Hindu priest Pundrik Goswami. [Photo: Facebook/ Pundrik Goswami]

Ahmedabad: South Gujarat’s Navsari town police have booked a Hindu priest and local news channel anchor for “deliberately” hurting religious sentiments by making offensive remarks against Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) and Islam.

Complainant Sajid Alam Alad has alleged that the Hindu priest’s remarks can create enmity among communities, IANS reported.

“A video clip is in circulation on the social media, in which sadhu Pundrik Maharaj is making derogatory remarks against Islam and Muslims… in his statement, he attempted to diminish Prophet Mohammad [ﷺ] and create enmity between two communities. Sadhu’s statement has hurt Muslims in the Navsari town,” Alad stated in his complaint.

The report quoting the complainant said that the Hindu priest in an interview with a local news channel has made comments against one particular religion, which was uploaded on social media.

The Muslim community has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathaan, Alad said, adding that “we neither support nor have shown any sympathy for the movie or even the actor, yet the community is being targeted by the priest”.


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