Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung Monday approved the prosecution sanction request against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and four others in a case of allegedly promoting enmity among religious groups. Delhi government’s home department had sent the file seeking approval for prosecution sanction to the L-G in January.
The government communication to the L-G had stated, “A news article titled ‘How to wipe out Islamic Terror’ was published in an English daily, DNA, on July 16, 2011 under the name of Dr Subramaniam Swamy.
In this regard a complaint dated August 5, 2011was received from Ms Esther Kar, Joint Secretary, National Commission of Minorities… After perusal of this complaint, commission was of the view that said article amounted to commission of criminal offence, since it promoted disharmony, ill will and enmity between religious groups.”
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