Islamic outfit moves court against Varun Gandhi

An Islamic organisation in New Delhi has moved a Delhi court against embattled BJP leader Varun Gandhi seeking to bar him from contesting elections.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:March 26, 2009 6:11 pm

An Islamic organisation in New Delhi has moved a Delhi court against embattled BJP leader Varun Gandhi seeking to bar him from contesting elections for his alleged hate speech directed against the minority community.

In a petition filed before Additional Senior Civil Judge Manoj Kuamr,Delhi-based Ittehade Mili Muslemin (IMM) has filed a civil suit for a permanent injunction against Gandhi debarring him from entering the electoral process at least for next two terms.

The court,which asked the Islamic organisation to cite case laws and legal provisions regarding its maintainability,has fixed the case for hearing on Friday.

“The matter is adjourned for further hearing at the request of plaintiff who seeks time to show relevant provisions of law and case law,” the court said.

The organisation has also made the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) a party in the case.

“Pass a decree for mandatory injunction directing the CEC to debar the defendant number two (Varun Gandhi) from contesting parliamentary election or any election for at least terms.” M S Khan,president of IMM,said in the petition.

Citing the alleged hate speech of the 29-year-old BJP leader at Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh on March 16,the IMM said “Varun Gandhi has violated the model code of conduct and abused the Muslim community.”

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