- Protests broke out on Monday night in Hyderabad against BJP MLA Raja Singh
- Raja Singh had released a video making derogatory remarks on the Prophet Muhammad
- Protesters demanded Raja Singh’s arrest for insulting sentiments of the community
The protesters said Singh hurt the sentiments of the community and demanded his immediate arrest. Police took the protesters into custody at the commissioner’s office in Basheer Bagh and shifted them to several police stations.
The BJP MLA had released a “comedy” video against comedian Munawar Faruqui who held a show in Hyderabad last week amid protests. Earlier, Raja Singh threatened to stop Faruqui’s show and said he would burn down the set at the venue. He was placed under house arrest for the threat.
Raja Singh said Munavar Faruqui hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and made remarks against the comedian and his mother. He also allegedly made derogatory remarks on the Prophet in the video.
The incident comes just months after an international row erupted over former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remark on the Prophet. Nupur Sharma was suspended by the BJP and as many as 10 cases were filed against her across the country.
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