West Bengal based poet charged for ‘hurting religious sentiments of Hindus’

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A Bengali poet has been charged for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. The complaint was lodged against him by Arnab Sarkar, a resident of Bagha Jatin colony in Pradhan Nagar area on Monday.

On March 19, Srijato Bandopadhyay uploaded the controversial 12-line poem on Facebook after Aditya Nath was selected as the CM of Uttar Pradesh.

“The police was very reluctant to accept the complaint,” Sarkar said.

On Tuesday, the poem was shared 591 times and got 1.3k comments and 3.9 ‘likes’ on Facebook.  Most of the people uttered support, many criticized Bandyopadhyay.

“”I won’t give much significance to the issue. The dominant part of individuals in this nation put stock in the right to speak freely. A level of the right to speak freely still exists in this nation. Our nation has not ended up Pakistan or Bangladesh, and one has the privilege to talk here. Since the previous two days I have been trolled in Facebook after I posted the ballad.”

“Few comments against me are risky threats. These people, so called flag bearers of Hindutva, never read sonnets and I don’t anticipate them to understand,” the 42-year-old said.

Sarkar affirmed, “I have qualms about the last line of the poem where he makes critical comments about trishul, a typical sign of Hindu religion.”

“In spite of the fact that one may fight that the new UP boss clergyman is the artist’s objective, my complaint is with the last line and has no political meaning,” Sarkar asserted.

“We can go to court and furthermore arrange a development if the police doesn’t act.” He said.

Tapan Ghosh, leader of Hindutva stated, “The ballad is composed on the premise of false information…against Uttar Pradesh boss pastor Yogi Adityanath. It is a piece of a falsehood crusade against him. Utilizing this as a foundation, the artist has harmed Hindu notions and religion. We won’t stay noiseless on this issue. We will go to court if police neglects to make a move.”

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