Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

The fatwa said a cash reward of Rs 5.5 lakh would be given to anyone for being able to "chop off the head of (Tripura) Chief Minister Manik Sarkar". Using the name Ria Roy along with a girl's photograph, the account holder introduced itself as an activist of the World Anti-Communist Council.

By: IANS | Agartala | Published:August 18, 2017 12:57 pm
manik sarkar, tripure cm, agartala, northeast, indian express Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar addresses a press conference regarding recent incidents of violence in Agartala on Aug 25, 2016. (IANS/Files)

The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said. “After noticing the fatwa post on Thursday, an inquiry has been initiated following the registering of a criminal case at the West Agartala police station,” West Tripura district police chief Abhijit Saptarshi told IANS. He said: “Police registered the criminal case suo-motu under the relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology act. We would seek the help of cyber-crime experts to track the person.”

Saptarshi said the post has now been deleted. “We would definitely be able to track down the account holder, but it would take some time. Earlier, a fake Facebook page was found on the name of the Chief Minister and the police traced the source to Indore,” he said. The fatwa said a cash reward of Rs 5.5 lakh would be given to anyone for being able to “chop off the head of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar”.

The fatwa said a cash reward of Rs 5.5 lakh would be given to anyone for being able to “chop off the head of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar”. Using the name Ria Roy along with a girl’s photograph, the account holder introduced itself as an activist of the World Anti-Communist Council. However, there were no personal details in the profile section.

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    Vnk
    Aug 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm
    Anti Hindu communal TMC govt got issued a fatwa against PM and did nothing due to it's policy of muslim ka chato.
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      reaz
      Aug 18, 2017 at 4:22 pm
      Dear IE Please change your head line. Make it REWARD given on facebook agaist CM of tripura.. height of idiocracy at its best.
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        A Gopal
        Aug 18, 2017 at 4:10 pm
        When Fatwa is issued against the Tripura CM Police action is immediately taken but when Barkati of Tipu Sultan Mosque issued Fatwa against the PM of the nation nothing was done and he was allowed to roam about freely. What outrageous non-sense is this ?????
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          Devendra Mohanty
          Aug 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm
          Express /IANS much change the headline for apologise for carrying such detrimental headline. PL check what is a fatwa before putting it on the . It could be pure ignorance but it could a mischief by a BJP bhakt to put out stories drafted in this manner. This also speaks a lot about the illiterates working in Indian Express who call themselves journalists.
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            Rj
            Aug 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm
            u don't appear to be much of a laureate itself so many mistakes (grammatical) in ur comment...
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            Husain
            Aug 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm
            The writer must know the meaning of Fatwa first before using it.
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              Libral Culture
              Aug 18, 2017 at 3:37 pm
              Senseless headline article....
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                sk
                Aug 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm
                This is a first in the history of fatwa - a Hindu issuing Muslim fatwa.
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                  JAK
                  Aug 18, 2017 at 1:35 pm
                  Ridiculous. Either the author is islamophobic or does not know the difference between fatwa (legal opinion) or a criminal threat. Sad state of journalism.
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                    dhruv
                    Aug 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm
                    stop trying to justify the means. fatwa ,triple talaq,burkha, sharia, nikah halala dont belong in our country, leave this country if you want to spread this filth here.
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                      jackal
                      Aug 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm
                      Stop ranting. Ria Roy and anti-communist can be only a chaddi hiding behind a woman, as always. Hate mongering on all forums on any topic or news item. Do something constructive for the country.
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