Delhi Police officials said that an FIR was registered against an associate professor of Hindu College, Delhi University (DU) for posting objectionable posts on social media. Officials said an FIR was registered against Ratan Lal on the basis of a complaint by a Delhi-based lawyer. When contacted, the associate professor of history claimed that he was receiving death threats following his post and that he was constantly being attacked on social media. He had also demanded the government to provide security.
Under which sections the FIR
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagar Singh Kalsi said, “A complaint was received against Lal on Tuesday night in connection with a deliberately malicious post on Facebook with intent to insult religion and religious beliefs.” The DCP said, “Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.) and section 295A (promoting enmity between any class of religion or religious beliefs) A case has been registered under ‘deliberate and malicious acts with intent to hurt sentiments by insulting’.