A police complaint has been filed against Newsd18 anchor Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks on saint Khwaja Monuddin Chishti on his show which aired on 16 June.
The Ajmer Sharif Dargah is a Sufi shrine of the Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz, which is popularly known as Moinuddin Chishti.
Devgan in his show called out Saint Chishti as Lootera Chishti.
The Raza academy has filed complaint against Amish and has demanded to file criminal case FIR under section 295A, 153A, 34,120B,505(2) and Disaster management act due to pandemic period.
#arrestamishdevganJust now i have filed a complaint-against Amish Devgan here at Aurangabad hope after initial inquiry by Cyber Cell ,FIR will be register against him #arrestamishdevgan pic.twitter.com/M1HmP9baOB
— M.Naseem (@Imrealmnaseem) June 16, 2020
Netizens on Twitter has lashed out at Amish Devgan of abusing a centre of faith for centuries beyond religious boundaries.
Therefore users have started trending #ArrestAmishDevgan on Twitter.
After his comment on Saint Moinuddin Chishti, netizens are demanding Mumbai police to arrest Amish Devgan on the micro blogging platform, check tweets below:
— Wasim Akhtar (@IamWasim_JMI) June 16, 2020
— Khizer Patel (@khizer_patel) June 16, 2020
— Ashraful (@Ashraful102) June 16, 2020
I request @MumbaiPolice @CPMumbaiPolice to arrest @News18India anchor Amish Devgan for the derogatory remarks he has made against world renowned saint Hazrat Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz on his show.
Such derogatory remarks will not be tolerated!#ArrestAmishDevgan
— Zeeshan Siddique (@zeeshan_iyc) June 16, 2020
— arif qureshi (@arifqur48913020) June 16, 2020
Later, Amish apologised for his mistake on social media and said that “In 1 of my debates, I inadvertently referred to ‘Khilji’ as Chishti. I sincerely apologise for this grave error and the anguish it may hv caused to followers of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, whom I revere. I have in the past sought blessings at his dargah.I regret this error”
In 1 of my debates,I inadvertently referred to ‘Khilji’ as Chishti. I sincerely apologise for this grave error and the anguish it may hv caused to followers of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, whom I revere. I have in the past sought blessings at his dargah.I regret this error
— Amish Devgan (@AMISHDEVGAN) June 16, 2020
According to History, Moinuddin Chishti was a 13th-century Sufi mystic saint and philosopher who travelled across South Asia, before eventually settling in Ajmer, where he died.
After his death in 1236, the Sultan of Delhi (Tughluq dynasty) constructed a dargah (a commemoration structure constructed around the tomb of Muslim saints, where people from all religions come to pray and ask for favours) that grew in popularity and size over the years.