UP police takes six days to file FIR against hatemonger’s rape threat Muslim women

Six days back, a Hindu priest delivered a hate speech outside a mosque in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly threatening to kidnap and rape Muslim women. But police have taken six days to register a case against him and filed the FIR.

UP police takes six days to file FIR against hatemonger’s rape threat Muslim women
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Lucknow: After the return of the Yogi Adityanath government for the second term in Uttar Pradesh, hatemongers are openly threatening Muslims in the state. Even police have also mute spectators for such incidents.

Six days back, a Hindu priest delivered a hate speech outside a mosque in Uttar Pradesh, allegedly threatening to kidnap and rape Muslim women. But police have taken six days to register a case against him and filed the FIR.

The video shows a man clad in saffron robes, reportedly the local mahant in a small town Khairabad -- about 100 km from Lucknow – sitting inside a jeep, spreading hatredness.  A man in a police uniform can also be seen in the background.

He allegedly stated that if a Muslim harasses any girl in the area, he would kidnap Muslim women and publicly rape them. The threat is met with loud cheers by the crowd.

Another video which is doing the rounds on social media shows four cops in the frame, three of them in the same vehicle as to the priest as he delivers the hate speech, raising questions on why an FIR was registered after 6 days and why no further action has been taken yet.

Sharing the video, Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-check website AltNews, said the video was shot on April 2 but no action had been taken by the police even after five days.

Sitapur police said in a statement on Twitter after visuals of the speech sparked outrage and questions on why no action had been taken so far.

Hindu priest, who speaking on a microphone, make communal and proactive remarks as the crowd cheers him with shouts of ‘Jai Shri Ram’