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FIR against Azam Khan for ‘remark about Ambedkar’ made 2 yrs ago

Amar Nath Prajapati alleged that during the inauguration of Haj House in Ghaziabad in 2016, Azam Khan made an “objectionable” statement against Ambedkar, dubbing him as “someone who grabs land”.

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Samajwadi Party Senior Leader Azam Khan. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav/File)

An FIR was registered against SP leader Azam Khan Tuesday at the Hazratganj police station of Lucknow for allegedly making a “defamatory comment” against B R Ambedkar two years ago.

The FIR was registered under IPC sections 500 (defamation) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) on the basis of a complaint filed by Amar Nath Prajapati, Ambedkar Mahasabha general secretary, said Hazratganj police station SHO Radharaman Singh.

Prajapati alleged that during the inauguration of Haj House in Ghaziabad in 2016, Khan made an “objectionable” statement against Ambedkar, dubbing him as “someone who grabs land”.

In his address, Khan had said, “All across Uttar Pradesh, there are statues of a person whose finger seems to say that not only does it own the plot of land on which it is standing, but also the plot towards which it is pointing its finger.”