Mumbai police on Wednesday arrested a 38-year-old homoeopathic doctor Sunilkumar Nishad for allegedly posting “anti-Hindu”, “anti-Brahminical” remarks on Facebook. Nishad has been reportedly also accused of posting derogatory comments against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur.
Based on activist Ravindra Tiwari’s complaints, Parksite Police in Vikhroli, Mumbai, had registered an FIR against Nishad on Saturday under Section 295 (A) of the IPC (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).
Going by the reports, Complainant Tiwari alleged that for the past two years, Nishad had been putting up posts against Hindus and Brahmins.
“We stay in the same locality and I tried to tell him through others that he should not put up such posts. He said if we had a problem, we should complain to the police,” he alleged, adding that nearly six months ago, a similar complaint against Nishad was submitted to the police by another local resident.
On his Facebook page, Nishad is reportedly a BAMCEF member (Minority Communities Employees Federation) that was launched by BSP’s Kanshi Ram. Nishad, who has 4,996 friends on Facebook, has put up posts questioning the efficacy of EVMs and criticising Pragya Singh Thakur, among others.