A BJP MLA from Hyderabad was booked for trying to “outrage religious feelings.” T Raja Singh, who represents Goshamahal constituency, has kicked up a row with his statement that the heads of “traitors” opposing construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will be chopped off. His remarks draw huge criticism.
In a short clip, Singh can be heard threatening people who oppose the construction of Ram temple. Hyderabad Police filed a case against Singh on the complaint of Amjed Ullah Khan, the spokesperson for Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) – a local organization.
Raja has been booked by Dabeerpura police under IPC section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), police inspector D Venkanna Naik said as per a report in HT.
“When the title dispute is pending in the Supreme Court, such type of statements by Raja Singh (MLA) is the violation of the Supreme Court. I request to take appropriate action against the BJP MLA Raja Singh to allow law and order to prevail in the city (sic),” said Khan in his complain.
In the video, the MLA can be heard saying, “The day is not far… the dream of every Hindu of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya (will be fulfilled). Recently, a video came on WhatsApp from Uttar Pradesh and someone was saying if Ram Mandir is built in Ayodhya they will create ‘tehelka’ (chaos) in entire country. We welcome this. In fact, we were waiting for this day for the past several years so that when you traitors raise your heads, we will behead you,” the MLA said.